The Crow­land Can­cer Fund

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

THE Crow­land Can­cer Fund was set up in 1990 by Frank Bar­rett and his wife San­dra, af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with tes­tic­u­lar can­cer in 1989.

Af­ter chemo­ther­apy brought his can­cer un­der con­trol, the cou­ple de­cided to help char­i­ties and hos­pi­tal staff that pro­vide sup­port to oth­ers who find them­selves in the same un­for­tu­nate sit­u­a­tion.

Now, more than 20 years on, the cou­ple, along with their tire­less vol­un­teers have raised more than £395,000 for can­cer re­lated causes.

The group is run by a small com­mit­tee and man­aged to raise £36,000 last fi­nan­cial year, de­spite a global credit crunch.

Along with do­na­tions to Marie Curie and Ad­den­brooke’s Hos­pi­tal, Sue Ry­der Care was given £7,000 for its Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Longth­orpe, Peter­boro­r­ough.

The char­ity will hold a half-price sale to try and sell the least fire-dam­aged goods at their shop, in East Street, Crow­land on Satur­day.

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