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New Bradford On Avon Fundraising Group Seeks Local Volunteers

The Forever Friends Appeal are inviting local residents to join a new Bradford on Avon Cancer Care Fundraising Group, raising funds towards the build of a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH. Whether you are looking for a worthwhile project, wanting an opportunity to meet likeminded people, or would like to do something positive in your community, the Appeal need your help.

Appeal staff and volunteers will be holding an informal information event at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, on Saturday 2nd April at 2pm, where you can hear more about this exciting new opportunity. Everyone is welcome!

The Forever Friends Appeal is currently focused on the RUH Cancer Care Campaign – raising a minimum of £8.5 million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the hospital.  Together, the members of this new group will combine efforts to organise fun and exciting events and fundraising activities in the Bradford on Avon area.

This group will be the fifth RUH Community Group to be set up by The Forever Friends Appeal, with other groups already existing in Bath, Chippenham, Warminster and Midsomer Norton. The Forever Friends Community Groups provide vital ongoing support to The Appeal, both by raising vital funds towards the build of the new Cancer Centre and by raising awareness of this worthwhile cause across the RUH’s vast catchment area.

Whether it’s Pig Race Nights, Pub Quizzes, Coffee Mornings, Craft Stalls, Bucket Collections or glamorous Balls, the groups organise a wide variety of activities according to their interests. Participation is completely on volunteers’ own terms, with members giving as much or as little time as they have available and taking part in whatever way they feel comfortable.

Lydia McGivern, Community Fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal, comments, ‘Joining an RUH Community Fundraising Group is a fantastic and fun way to make a difference to others around you, and help people through one of the darkest times imaginable. Everyone is affected by cancer in some way, whether having to fight it yourself or watching a loved one go through it. To think that local people coming together in this way can make such a great and lasting improvement to others’ lives is utterly remarkable.’

If you would like more information about the new Bradford on Avon RUH Community Group or are interested in attending The Appeal’s Information Event on Saturday 2nd April, please contact Lydia on 01225 825825 or email lydiamcgivern@nhs.net.

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