Cancer Research UK, Syston Support Group

Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Syston Support Group Celebrates Fundraising £250,000 and their 30 Year Anniversary.
Occasions Tea Room in Syston hosted a fabulous Afternoon Tea to celebrate Cancer Research UK, Syston Support Group reaching a huge fundraising milestone of £250,000 along with our 30 year anniversary! 
They were joined by Caroline Mellor, Regional Manager for Volunteer Fundraising from CRUK Head Office who presented them with a certificate for their achievement and pin badges to mark their 30 years involvement with CRUK. She told them about Cancer Research UK’s ambition to accelerate progress and see three in four patients surviving cancer by 2034. 
Carol Ridlington very kindly said a few words to help them remember how far they have come since the group started in 1988.
The afternoon was spent reminiscing over our events of the last 30 years and taking time to realise our massive achievement. 
Sue Bowey, the group’s treasurer, organised the afternoon and also created a scrapbook of memories including newspaper cuttings, photographs and even social media quotes. 
Gemma Bowey said: “We are a small friendly group of volunteers but we have loyal family members, friends and helpers who all pull together to make our events a success. Most of whom have been involved in the group for over 20 years.” 
The group would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community and businesses for their support, especially the Syston Methodist Church for allowing them to use their Hall for their Spring and Autumn Fairs and the Syston Carnival Committee. Other businesses that have supported them for many years include: GE Gamble & Sons, MD Lowe & Sons, Pukka Pies Ltd, Charles Street Buildings Leicester Ltd, Co-op, Tesco and many more. 
In their Anniversary year they have chosen to split the money raised between brain tumour, ovarian and pancreatic cancer research in memory of friends of the group that have passed away or been affected this year. 
The group want to Thank You for all your continued support. 
Dates for your diary: 
Spring/Summer Fair -Saturday 9th June, Syston Methodist Church, 10.00am to 12noon. 
Syston Carnival – Saturday 1st September, Central Park, Syston.
Autumn Fair – Saturday 6th October, Syston Methodist Church, 10.00am to 12noon. 
Looking forward to seeing you all at our Spring/Summer Fair!