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Somerset Farmers’ Lodge donate £1,500 to Cancer Research

Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Cancer Research UK trial looking into new ways of treating prostate cancer has been given a £1,500 funding boost from the Somerset Farmers’ Lodge

The donation, raised during the term of office of WM Richard Hill through a variety of fundraising events, will specifically support Cancer Research UK’s STAMPEDE clinical trial.

Cancer Research UK says that Somerset is an important hub for cancer research. Of the thousands diagnosed with cancer every year in the Somerset area, many patients from local hospitals such as Taunton - Musgrove Park, are participating in UK-wide trials to directly improve the lives of people with cancer.

WM Richard Hill stated that: ‘Cancer Research UK is making huge and on-going strides in the fight against cancer. The clinical research such as the STAMPEDE programme is an essential step into finding new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer, and is enabling doctors to test the newest discoveries in cancer treatment and offers patients the latest available treatments. Too many of us have lost friends and family to cancer. Research holds the key to cancer treatment and ultimately to a cure. Cancer Research UK is conducting vital work and deserves all our support.

Dawn Harrison, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for Somerset, said: ’I would wish to thank the Somerset Farmers’ Lodge for the wonderful gift of £1,500.00, supporting the clinical trials. Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so because of the support we receive from the general public, however, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of people like the Somerset Farmers’ Lodge without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research. 

For further information on Cancer Research UK, contact Dawn Harrison on 07850 669067 or click here: bit.ly/cruktaunton

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