|CANCER RESEARCH UK -
BRIDGWATER AND DISTRICT FRIENDS
Cancer Research UK is entirely dependent upon
public funds for all the important research they
carry out and that is why every penny that is
raised makes a difference. Without this money we
would not see the advances made in science and
medicine towards treatment and a cure and the
increase in survival rates.
We are the Bridgwater & District Friends of
Cancer Research UK, and are a small, but
thriving, group of local volunteers dedicated to
raising money for a great cause. The Districts of
Sedgemoor and Bridgwater are covered by our
committee, who meet monthly and organise
functions and collections which raise money to
The Group has raised just over £650,000 for
Cancer Research UK since it was formed, half of
which has been raised in the past five years,
which is a fantastic achievement. The important
milestone of £500,000 was reached in 2011, but
this could not have done this without the hard
work of our volunteers, the generosity and
support of local businesses, individuals and the
In 2010 the group were the very proud recipients
of the charitys Flame of Hope
award, which is only given to the most
exceptional volunteers, who have shown
outstanding dedication. This was presented to our
group and it was lovely to be recognised by
Cancer Research UK for our efforts in fundraising
in this way.
Our hard working band of helpers brave all winds
and weathers to help at our events and
collections and generally have good fun also.
Local communities and companies are very
supportive whenever they can.
Would you like to help?? The type of events we
typically have are Dog shows, Runs, fashion
shows, bingos, sales and collections. Maybe you
have an idea for a new venture?