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The committee receive their certificate from Area Volunteer Manager, Penny Woodman.
From Left to Right: Helen Bailey, Marcia Walter, Jean Allison, Doreen Knowlden, Joyce Torn,
Penny Woodman Area Volunteer Manager Cancer Research UK and Shirley Grange, Chairman


In June 2013 Verwood Fundraising Committee is celebrating raising £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Members of the Committee have raised the money over the years through coffee mornings, beetle drives, open gardens and fashion shows.

Penny Woodman, Cancer Research UK’s Area Volunteer Manager for the South West said:  “I would like to thank Verwood Committee for the fantastic amount they have raised and the massive contribution they have made to our vital work.

“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

Shirley Grange, Chairman of Verwood Committee, said “I would like to thank the generous nature of the people from Verwood who have always been very supportive of the work that we do, and are the main reason that we have been so successful in raising this amazing sum of money. But our work doesn’t stop here as there is still more research to fund so that we can save more lives. We are now keen to raise our next £100,000. 





About Cancer Research UK


  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research

  • The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.

  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1861 or visit Follow them on Twitter and Facebook



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