Set up in 1972, the Stonehenge and Pewsey Vale local committee of Cancer Research UK continues to support the charity by involving residents from surrounding villages that make up our catchment area. We are indebted to these very loyal people for their continued help and support for all of our events – after all, everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. We are passionate about helping to find cures that will beat ALL cancers, so we continue to raise funds that will finance the essential research to achieve this result.
Introducing The Committee
Val Patrick – Chairman
Val Patrick has been part of the committee for more than eleven years and has played a huge part in our fund raising activities.
Nesta Waine – Vice Chairman
Our Vice Chair, Nesta Waine continues to be a strong driving force at the heart of our fund raising activities, which have been very enjoyable and proved to be immensely successful.
Judith Peterson is our Treasurer, providing clear and concise reports so that we know how we are progressing. She tackles this unenviable task with the commitment and energy necessary for such an important role.
Pat Lincoln continues for the sixth year as Secretary and Public Relations focus, which covers the provision of updates for the web site and organising publicity for fund raising events.
To complete our hard working committee we have: Christine Andrews, Ann Barton-Greenwood, Carol Chandler.
Recent years have seen an astonishing year in terms of research funded by CRUK, a few of the highlights are:
- The discovery of how a gene linked to the repair of damaged DNA could protect against ovarian cancer.
- It was found that taking the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen for 10 years rather than the recommended five halves the risk of the disease returning.
- We took a step forward in developing a non-invasive technique that could help doctors to diagnose childhood brain tumours more accurately before surgery, as well as helping them choose the best way to treat them.
If anyone would like more information about the Committee or would like to talk to one of us about what is involved in being a committee member, please email us at [email protected]
Since our foundation in 1972 the Stonehenge and Pewsey Vale branch of Cancer Research UK has raised well over £100,000. The picture below was published in the local press to mark when the branch first reached the magic £100K level of fund raising.
Since the Branch was founded over 38 years ago there have been tremendous changes in both Cancer treatment and research results.
As a branch we look forward to the next period in our history with ever greater optimism combined with determination to raise funds so that we truly can beat cancer.