We need your sup­port to help tar­get can­cer

Ap­peal tops £ 21,000 but we need your help to reach £ 100,000 for new hospi­tal equip­ment

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Telegraph Appeal - By John­Baker 01733 588726 john. baker@ peter­bor­ough

The team be­hind the ap­peal to raise £ 100,000 for vi­tal equip­ment to com­bat can­cer have thanked sup­port­ers for their gen­eros­ity. The Peter­bor­ough Can­cer Treat­ment Ap­peal ( PCTA) has joined up with the Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph, in a cam­paign to find funds to buy state- of- the- art Linac Gat­ing ma­chin­ery.

The two machines will be used in Peter­bor­ough City Hospi­tal’s on­col­ogy de­part­ment to im­prove the ac­cu­ra­cy­ofra­dio­ther­a­pytreat­ment.

The ap­peal has raised £ 21,000 since it launched in Novem­ber , through var­i­ous fundrais­ers an­de­vents from well­wish­ers.

Oth­ers have made di­rect

do­na­tions on­line at www. cta- peter­bor­ough. com

Some have made do­na­tions on the con­di­tion that they re­main anony­mous.

Th­ese in­clude sev­eral other char­i­ties, a lady who or­gan­ised a tea dance, and a busi­nes­sas­so­ci­a­tion­thathas endedand­de­cid­ed­tospli­tits funds four ways. Col­lec­tion boxes will also soon be in­stalled in Co- op­store­sacross the city.

PCTA has raised more than £ 2mil­lion to sup­port can­cer treat­ment in the city since it was formed in 1981.

RonDou­glas, sec­re­tary of the PCTA­group, said: “Do­na­tions have slowed dow­nalit­tle, but money is coming in all the time and we are very grate­ful.

“We have also had one or two other groups prom­ise to raise money.

In Stam­ford, Ladies for Can­cer Char­i­ties have so far raised £ 500 for the ap­peal, which will be pre­sented to the PCTA next month.

And our pic­ture above shows a char­ity af­ter­noon tea hosted by Lyn As­plin.

Lyn, Jen­nifer Rogers, Rich­mal Daynes, Ju­dith Fo­var­gue and San­dra Sh­effield raised funds for the ap­peal last month.

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Jen­nifer Rogers, host Lyn As­plin, Rich­mal Daynes, Ju­dith Fo­var­gue and San­dra Sh­effield

The new tar­get­ing equip­ment will im­prove the award- win­ning de­part­ment at the city hospi­tal

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