The Crowland Cancer Fund
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.