WI Raises Funds For Cancer Charity

More than £160 was raised at a recent afternoon tea party in aid of locally based charity Against Breast Cancer.

The event at The Old Stables on Fieldside on 25th July, was organised by the Wittenhams branch of the Women’s Institute which is celebrating its seventieth birthday this year.

Against Breast Cancer (ABC) was started in 1993 by Anthony and Patricia Leathem who live on the High Street.  Dr Leathem was a pathologist at the Middlesex Hospital, later University College, London.  Mrs Leathem worked as a breast cancer theatre nurse at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

ABC funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread.  Working with expert scientists ABC want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.

The afternoon tea party was a pink affair.  Visitors were encouraged to wear pink and donate pink cakes and raffle prizes.

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