Cash boost for Cancer Warriors from series of fundraising events

STALYBRIDGE-BASED charity Cancer Warriors has received a number of cash donations.

The largest sum was £1,350 from Saddleworth Round Table after a successful pitch from Derrick Evans, who founded Warriors, to provide support for cancer sufferers and their families.

The cheque was presented by Round Table chairman Richard Foster at Reclamation Room, Uppermill.

Meanwhile, a comedy and curry night at The New Stalybridge Labour Club raised £190 for Warriors.

Alfie Brown headed the comedy line-up and the food supplied by Nats Bombay Kitchen, Ashton.

A raffle held at the pensioners’ party, that was organised by local councillors from all parties, at The New Stalybridge Labour Club also raised £95 for Warriors.

They have also received a cash donation from the Last Resort Motor Cycle Club.

Warriors held their Christmas party and awards night at The New Stalybridge Labour Club.

Derrick received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his dedication to the charity he formed and his dedication and commitment in adversity as he has battled cancer three times and overcome many health issues and difficulties.

More than 150 people attended the event which was free of charge as a thank you to all those who had helped the charity in 2018. And the event raised more than £350 for Warriors.

The other awards winners were: youth fundraiser, Rhianna Ashmore; youth supporter, Emily Fitton; youth volunteer, Ben Ashmore; club supporter, Stalybridge Celtic Juniors; fundraiser of the year, Derbyshire Caving Team; group supporter of the year, Last Resort Motor Cycle Club; supporter of the year, Phil Lilley; newcomer of the year, Angela Payne; volunteer of the year, Graham Fitton; Janet Marsh Award (chairman’s award), Pat Jones.CHARITY Cancer Warriors was given £95, proceeds from an impromptu raffle held at the pensioners’ Christmas lunch at The New Stalybridge Labour Club.

So many gifts were donated that Cllrs Sam Gosling and Clive Patrick decided to organise the raffle to benefit the Stalybridge-based charity to help fund their valuable activities and help they offer people living with cancer and the many problems that such a diagnosis creates.

The dinner was organised and run cross party by all Stalybridge councillors from the three Stalybridge wards and some of the candidates standing in May’s local elections, including David Tilbrook and Hugh Roderick.

At the Cancer Warriors’ request, councillors met at The Stalybridge Labour Club where they were presented with letters and a framed plaque of thanks.

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