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New Fundraising Group Comes to Warminster and Westbury – join us!

Residents of Warminster and Westbury are invited to join others in a new fundraising group for Cancer Care.

The group will be organising fun activities in the Warminster and Westbury areas to help raise funds towards The Forever Friends Appeal’s Cancer Care Campaign – raising £5 million towards a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March 2013 at Ruby’s Bistro (28 High Street, Warminster BA12 9AF) from 7 – 8pm.

Those local to Warminster may have heard about the Campaign, through the Vice-President of the Appeal and Olympic Torch bearer, Nicola Noble, from Warminster.

On 15th November 2007, Nicola’s sister, Vanessa Kyte passed away at her home in Rudge near Frome, seven years after first being diagnosed with breast cancer, which soon developed into secondary lung cancer and brain tumours.  Now, five years on, Nic and her family and friends have continued Vanessa’s strong passion for fundraising, by supporting the Forever Friends in any way they can.

Friends of Nicola, Jason and Kelly O’Callaghan of Warminster have been busy fundraising for the RUH Cancer Care Campaign. Jason will be cycling 100 miles around Longleat and its surrounding area on 17th March.

Jason, aged 39 has been a soldier at 2 Royal Welsh, Regiment in Tidworth for the past 16 years. He has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and although his heart is with the army, he wanted to support a cause that is local and affects so many around him.

Kelly, his wife comments: “Jason is used to spending his free time fishing on a lake, slightly different to a 100 mile bike challenge. We are very proud of him and very happy to support this great cause- Nic is one of our good friends and she has done so much for the charity, we just want to do our bit as well!”

You can support Jason at www.justgiving.com/Jason-ocallaghan

The Forever Friends Appeal urges others to join the new Warminster & Westbury group, in a joint effort to fight against this disease and do something special to celebrate the life and memories of their loved ones.

Nicola comments: “I feel really excited about having a fundraising group in the area where Ness and I were both bought up, it will be fantastic! It is our opportunity to help fundraise for an amazing new Cancer Centre which will benefit our community. It would be lovely to see old faces and new faces join us for a drink and natter – it will be a worthwhile social get together. Ruby’s Bistro has been so supportive and I have no doubt that plenty will turn up.”

Zoe, Community Fundraiser at the Forever Friends Appeal says: “It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together and make a real difference to something that affects so many of us. There are 6 people already interested and we haven’t even had our first meeting yet, so more are welcome to join us on the 28th March- I look forward to meeting you there.”

If anyone would like to join the group on Thursday 28th March, please contact Zoe Tainton on 01225 825825 or zoe.tainton@nhs.net