Brent Knoll Xmas fundraiser raises £640 for cancer charity
emotional festive fundraiser in Brent Knoll raised £640 for
Pancreatic Cancer UK on Saturday (17th December).
than 50 people attended the event at Brent Knoll Parish Hall, which
was organised by Charlotte Campbell, in memory of her father Malcolm
Troy from Burnham-On-Sea, who died of pancreatic cancer in December
2015 aged 59 after a shock diagnosis and short battle with the disease.
the event, people enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine, took part
in a raffle, with all prizes kindly donated by friends, family and
local businesses, and found out more about how to recognise the
symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in
the single digits. Despite advancements in treating other major
cancers, there is still no early detection method for pancreatic
cancer. Every day, an estimated 1,006 people worldwide are diagnosed
with pancreatic cancer, and an estimated 985 die from it.
Campbell, event organiser, said: "I can't believe how much
money we raised! Everyone who came along gave so generously and
it was great that so many people showed up to support this worthy
we found out last summer that my Dad had pancreatic cancer, that
was untreatable due to how advanced it already was, it was devestating
for our family."
he was an incredibly brave man, who remained strong and inspiring
right up until he passed away last Christmas, and it's a testament
to him that so many friends and family attended the festive fundraiser
to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK."
Cancer UK works tirelessly to supporting those affected by the disease,
investing in research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic
cancer, and being there for everyone involved in the fight.
added: "I'm also running the London Marathon 2017 for Pancreatic
Cancer UK to raise as much money as possible for the charity."
To find out more, visit www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk.
Charlotte Campbell, event organiser (pictured second from left)
with (left to right) her mother Carlie Troy, husband Richard Campbell,
and grandparents Doreen and Bob Murray