A CANCER charity is thanking everyone who has donated to its cause during the past year.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity received £150,000 in donations throughout 2012.
Funding has enabled the charity to continue funding cancer research, treatment and care to Clatterbridge cancer patients across the region.
These include families such as the Arnolds from Chester, who chose to honour Tom Arnold after he passed away from oesophageal cancer.
The family were determined to celebrate the life of Tom and make a difference to others in his memory.
With hundreds of people at his funeral showing just how many lives Tom had touched, the family decided to raise money in his name.
The tribute fund to date has raised almost £10,000 for Clatterbridge, which will fund oesophageal cancer research locally.
John Arnold, Tom’s father, said: “On behalf of the whole family, we also want to thank everybody who so generously gave for Tom. We continue to raise money in Tom’s honour for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity to fund oesophageal cancer research.”
Jade Barrett, community fundraising manager, said: “We’re always incredibly touched people think of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity at what is understandably a difficult time for them.
“Donating in someone’s memory is a fantastic way to honour a loved one and acts as a real tribute to them.”
To find out more about supporting The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity in memory of a loved one, visit www.clatterbridgecc.org.uk or telephone the charity team on 0151 482 7948.