Fundraising friends present cheque for £2,100 to CancerCare

on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, silverdale, Slynedales, South Lakeland

'Lancashire Night' raises funds

Two prolific fundraisers from Morecambe presented a cheque for £2,100 to CancerCare in Lancaster.

Freda Addison and Edith Farrar, who live in Bare, put on a ‘Lancashire Evening’ featuring Norman Prince, formerly of the Houghton Weavers, and Paul Johnston, formerly of Five Penny Piece.

The cheque, which Freda and Edith presented on Friday, January 26, at CancerCare’s monthly coffee morning at Slynedales on Slyne Road, included funds raised throughout 2017.

Freda and Edith also give talks, organise outings and host an annual holiday to Scotland for members of the local community.

The two used to raise funds for the former Leeds Children’s Holiday Camp in Silverdale and are now concentrating their efforts on CancerCare.

Neil Townsend, Chief Executive of CancerCare, said: “What Freda and Edith do is amazing.

“They give everyone who goes to their events a great time and they raise money for charity. They’re also helping people who are isolated. It’s marvellous.”