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 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