CancerCare Chairman's Farewell Fundraiser

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Tags CancerCare, Lancaster

Nine people including the Chairman of CancerCare took the plunge for charity when they abseiled 150 feet down the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park this weekend.

Retiring CancerCare Chairman Robert Webb, Diana Cockerill, Susan Ball, CancerCare Head of Income Generation Christine Wardle, CancerCare Community Fundraiser Helen Hartin, CancerCare Client Services Co-Ordinator Tracey MacBride and CancerCare volunteers Sue Andrews and Michelle Bowman all took part in the abseil to raise much needed funds for CancerCare.Robert&Christine
CancerCare Chairman Robert Webb, who wore a Spiderman suit to do the abseil, said: “It was my wife’s idea as I am finishing at CancerCare after 25 years and I wanted to give them a farewell present.

We had a great day with lots of tension, laughs and appreciation. My thanks to Highpoint who managed to get us all down safely, to all my fellow Abseilers for their courage and good humour, to Newfields who looked after our refreshments splendidly, to the tireless CancerCare staff and volunteers who supported the event, to Quay Change for providing lively music all afternoon, and to all our friends and families who turned out for a good laugh.

Finally my thanks to everyone who has helped make this, my finale, such a success. It’s time for a change for me now but CancerCare is a really excellent organisation in good shape for the future.”

So far, Robert has raised just over £10,500 and money is still coming in from others who took part.

Abseil down Williamson Memorial to raise money for CancerCare

Posted by Lancaster Guardian on Sunday, 11 September 2016

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