A NEWLY named cancer charity kick started itself at a glittering ball in Chester.
Clatterbridge Cancer Research Trust may only have dropped the word “trust” and unveiled a new logo but it has reaffirmed its commitment to cancer sufferers and their families and redoubled its efforts to fight the disease.
A star studded gathering of supporters at Chester’s Queen Hotel dipped deep in their pockets to pledge over £30,000 on the night alone towards the £2m a year the charity needs to ensure the continuation of its existing world class research.
The stars included familiar faces from Hollyoaks, Atomic Kitten, The Bill, Big Brother and Coronation Street.
“By understanding cancer we understand its strength and its effect on sufferers,” said Jane Simpson, the charity’s chief executive officer.
“The more money that is spent on research, the greater the survival rate.”
The charity insists: “We can fight it, we can beat it, we can cure it and we will.”