A group of Wirral fundraisers took a look behind the scenes of a purpose built cancer research lab, following a significant donation to North West Cancer Research.
The volunteers who organise annual festive fundraiser, the Wirral Bazaar, have raised more than £290,000 over the past 26 years. This significant donation has gone to support North West Cancer Research funded projects based in the North West of England and North Wales. 2016’s Wirral bazaar raised a record-breaking £34,000 over two days, attracting more than 2,800 visitors to its Thornton Manor venue.
The charity invited the Wirral-based fundraisers to see first-hand the incredible cancer research carried out at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. During the lab tour organisers of the Wirral Bazaar witnessed a new research project currently underway with scientists from the University of Liverpool, which uses the UK’s first and only proton beam located at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. The beam, which is currently used to treat patients with eye cancer, is also being used in research to determine if proton beam radiation could be effective in the future treatment of head and neck cancer.
North West Cancer Research Funding
North West Cancer Research is providing £187,000 for this three-year project, which has recently been boosted by a £20,000 grant from Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. North West Cancer Research has committeed to funding over £11 million worth of life-saving cancer research over the next five years. The charities aim is to fight the most prevalent cancers in our footprint, for a healthier future for the people of the North West and North Wales.
Why the Wirral Bazaar support North West Cancer Research
Chair of the Wirral Bazaar Kate Williams said: “It was great to see first-hand the research which the money we raise supports right here on the Wirral."
“Research is vital and we are determined to make sure that this year’s Wirral Bazaar is the most successful yet, to ensure that we can keep supporting our local, independent research charity.”
The Wirral Bazaar 2017
The 27th Wirral Bazaar will be held on:
It will be held at its usual location in the Walled Garden Marquee at Thornton Manor.
This year's Wirral Bazaar is set to be the biggest yet with a selection of more than 60 handpicked stalls. The unique shopping experience includes beautiful Christmas gifts not found on the high street- it's the perfect opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping. The Wirral Bazaar has been shortlisted as event of the year at this year’s Wirral Tourism Awards, organised by the Wirral Visitor Economy Network.
CEO of North West Cancer Research, Alastair Richards said: “It was great to meet the volunteers from the Wirral Bazaar. They have supported us for almost 30 years now going above and beyond in their commitments to the charity."
“We are extremely grateful for their time and hard work in making the event so successful. The money they have raise over the year has allowed us to continue funding life-saving cancer research.”