MORE than £26,000 has been given to Cancer Research UK from donations and fundraising events across Wyre Forest in the last 12 months.
The figure means the charity’s local fundraising committee is responsible for amassing £785,000 for research into the disease in the 46 years since it was set up.
Highlights of the year included a charity 50-mile canoe challenge on the River Severn organised by Neil Evans, from Bewdley, which raised a £6,500.
In Memoriam donations in memory of loved ones topped £9,000 and the committee’s annual lunch raised £2,300.
A collection at the Shelsley Hill Climb raised £1,000, as did the sale of knitted Easter chicks.
A Big Breakfast dished up in Hartlebury by local members supporters brought in another £1,000, and a prize draw, World Cancer Day collection and Tesco Turns Pink event totalled £1,500...