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Christmas Bazaar for Clatterbridge Cancer Research
8:00am Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
THE 16th charity Christmas Bazaar in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Research takes place next month.
Organised by The Wirral Committee - a group of Wirral women whose lives have been affected by cancer - it will be held at The Grange in Thornton Hough on November 8 and 9.
The group has organised the annual fundraiser since 1996, has so far raised more than £140,000 for the appeal.
Many of the women have lost loved ones, friends or work colleagues to cancer and some have fought the disease themselves.
Ann Wild, from Neston, is its longest-standing member. Ann herself lost her husband Patrick to cancer just over three years ago, making her even more determined to help.
She said: "Patrick was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a blood test and underwent a year of treatment.
"He died in February of 2009. He had shared our conviction and determination to do something about this dreadful disease."
The Christmas Bazaar idea came from Ann’s former neighbour, Lady Borringdon, and was later taken on by others.
This year's event is set to be just as successful as previous ones with a wide range of stalls selling jewellery, clothing, Christmas gifts and delicious food and drink.
The Wirral Christmas Bazaar is taking place on Thursday, November 8 between 6-9pm and the following day from 9.30-1.30pm.
Entry is £3 on the door and free parking is available. The money from last year’s bazaar was spent on a new project in early drug development with Professor Dan Palmer, Clatterbridge Cancer Research’s Chair of Medical Oncology.
Jennie Corlett, member of the committee, said: "The bazaar is a fantastic event to enjoy with friends and family and with the wide variety of stalls.
"It's the perfect chance to get hold of some exclusive gifts this Christmas!"