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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Cancer charity raises £10,000

CHARITY workers have seen their hard work pay off after reaching a fund-raising milestone.

The Northern Head and Neck Cancer Fund (HANC) has raised £10,000 in a matter of months through a series of charity events.

The charity was founded by Corbridge resident Evelyn Wightman in June this year, following the death of her husband Paul.

The fund-raising drive began in September when a daring group took part in a sponsored roof walk across the Sage Gateshead.

In November, a night of music and entertainment was held at The Angel in Corbridge and, in December, a group of fund-raisers took park in a bag pack at Tesco in Hexham.

Some of the £10,000 has already been used for an awareness raising conference at St James’s Park in Newcastle.

The fund, administered by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been set up to help medical practitioners to address issues around head and neck cancer in the North of England, in addition to offering financial support for those in need whilst receiving treatment for associated illnesses.