Fundraisers bring some sparkle to
Southport for life saving cancer research
A group of Southport fundraisers have held a summer event
to raise more than ₤1,500 for local charity North West Cancer Research. More
than 100 guests gathered on 5 July at the annual Summer Sparkle organised by the
charity's Southport based fundraising group.
Tickets to the event cost ₤10, which included a chilled glass of bubbly upon
arrival and a selection of canapes handmade made by the fundraising group.
Held in the residential garden of Alan and Heather Sidebottom on Brocklebank
Road, the event featured variety of stalls, allowing guests to browse through
silk arrangements, jewellery and homemade produce.
A raffle which featured prizes such as award winning wines and gift vouchers
contributed ₤400 to the final fundraising totals.
The afternoon, which has been running for over two decades, is the most popular
event organised by the Southport fundraising group each year. This year their
efforts helped to raise a total of ₤1,570 which has been donated to North West
Olive Cutts, chair of the Southport fundraising group for North West Cancer
Research, said:- "The Summer Sparkle is our most popular event and every
year we see more and more people come along to support us and the charity.
I'd like to thank the whole team involved who all contributed to the delicious
homemade canapes and sourcing the wine on offer. We're all very grateful to Alan
and Heather who kindly let us use their beautiful garden."
North West Cancer Research funds life saving cancer research across the North
West and has committed to funding more than ₤13million worth of research over
the next 5 years.
Sara Cooper, Committee Engagement and Events Executive, North West Cancer
Research, said:- "The Southport community love the Summer Sparkle and
every year the amount they raise for us just seems to grow which is phenomenal.
We'd like to thank the Southport fundraising group for their continuous support
and hard work in the events they put on."
The next event to be hosted by the Southport group with be the annual Afternoon
Tea, at Hillside Golf Club, on 16 August 2017. Tickets are ₤12 and the event will run
from 13:30 to 14:00 and tables of 6, 8 and 10 are available. For more
information and to purchase a ticket, please contact Olive Cutts on:- 01704