Putting our region's cancer needs first

North Wales fundraising committee commended for cancer research efforts

A fundraising committee in North Wales has been recognised for raising vital funds to support cancer research in the region through hosting its annual Open Garden Event.

Llanfairfechan receiving their award

The Llanfairfechen, Aber and Bangor Committee was presented with the Community Event Award at the North West Cancer Research Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, recently held at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Liverpool.

The Open Garden Event has been held for a number of years and brings together local businesses and members of the community, as well as attracting visitors from the surrounding villages. The event features dozens of Aber village gardens pristinely presented to welcome visitors for a stroll. 

The committee has supported North West Cancer Research for over seventy years, beginning shortly after the charity was established in 1949, and has organised hundreds of events including fashion shows, open gardens and quiz nights.

Since its formation, the committee has worked with communities across Gwynedd and Conwy to raise the profile of North West Cancer Research, and awareness of the ground-breaking research projects the charity funds.

Eleri Rogers of Llanfairfechan, Aber & Bangor Committee commented: “We’ve been so pleased to return to our fundraising efforts since pandemic restrictions were lifted. It is an honour to receive this award and we all look forward to fundraising for the charity for many more years to come."

The North West Cancer Research Gala Dinner honoured the efforts of the charity’s life-long fundraisers and researchers, who together have helped the organisation become the leading independent cancer research and education charity for the region.

Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research, commented: “It is an honour to be able to celebrate the dedication of our supporters as well as excellence in research across our region. It is thanks to our fundraisers, researchers, corporate supporters and donors that we have evolved to become the organisation that we are today.

“To host our Gala Dinner for the first time since 2018 was an absolute pleasure and it was a wonderful chance to celebrate people’s life-saving efforts. We were overwhelmed with entries this year and the standard was exceptional. We extend a huge congratulations to all of our winners and nominees and thanks to our sponsors and all of those who helped to make the evening a success.”

Radio presenter Claire Simmo hosted the evening’s awards, which was sponsored by Life and Pensions Systems.

North West Cancer Research is an independent charity dedicated to putting the region’s cancer needs first by funding life-saving research and education to tackle the cause, improve the care, and find the cure for cancer.

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