Cancer Research lunch raises £3,000 after record breaking lunch

A record-breaking fundraising lunch at a Stourport hotel bagged £3,000 for Cancer Research UK’s Wyre Forest committee.

Dr Kevin Litchfield (left) with chairman Peter Tomlinson
Dr Kevin Litchfield (left) with chairman Peter Tomlinson

The annual event attracted 115 supporters and took the local committee a step closer to its £1 million target, with £967,000 raised.

Dr Kevin Litchfield, from University College London’s Cancer Institute, where he leads his own laboratory specialising in cancer immunogenomics, was welcomed back for a second time as guest speaker at the event at the Stourport Manor Hotel.

Kevin, originally from Kidderminster, talked about his latest work into childhood cancers and a vaccine to prevent lung cancer.

Wyre Forest Cancer Research UK committee chairman Peter Tomlinson said: “It was fascinating to hear about the amazing ground-breaking research he and his team are undertaking.

“We were overwhelmed to beat last year’s total by £600 and thank everyone who came and supported and also thank those who were unable to attend but were kind enough to send donations.”

The committee’s next fundraiser is a jazz night at Bewdley’s St George’s Hall on Friday July 21. Tickets, priced £12.50 are available by calling 01562 68693.

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