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Easter eggs help spread word on cancer

PUBLISHED: 21:02 18 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

EASTER eggs are not just for eating – they are pretty useful for raising money as well!

In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the Evening Star Raise the Roof campaign, Easter egg draws have been going on across the county.

EASTER eggs are not just for eating – they are pretty useful for raising money as well!

In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the Evening Star Raise the Roof campaign, Easter egg draws have been going on across the county.

Cancer Campaign in Suffolk has been busy distributing the chocolate eggs to shops and organisations across the county and it is hoped around £1,000 has been raised from their efforts.

The money will go towards the building of a cancer education and information centre at Ipswich Hospital.

One of the Easter eggs was given to Allders perfumery department who have raised £204 from their draw.

Maggie Naish is manager of the perfumery department. During the last 18 months they have raised more than £2,300 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk by holding various fundraising events.

She feels it is an extremely important charity as they have lost a staff member to breast cancer and other staff there have also undergone treatment.

She said: "The new information centre is exceptionally important because most people will know someone who has been touched by cancer.

"As soon as it is mentioned most people do panic and think that's it I'm going to die.

"To have something where you can go and find out about cancer and what is available it helps to take away a bit of that stress and worry at a very distressing time."

n. Let us know about your fundraising events for Raise the Roof by contacting the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324789 or by emailing StarNews@eveningstar.co.uk.

Donations should be made out to Raise the Roof and sent to Geraldine Thompson, Editor's secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN.

RAISE THE ROOF PANEL:

The Evening Star launched the Raise the Roof campaign to help Cancer Campaign in Suffolk raise the final £100,000 to put the roof on the cancer information centre.

Included in the centre, the Internet will be available along with professionals for patients to find out what their condition means to them in their own time.

There will also be quiet places available for relatives or carers to be able to talk to consultants about the future for their loved ones and what the illness could involve.

The centre is there for all sectors of the community to learn about the varieties of the disease, how to avoid risks of developing cancer, information about self-examination and what to do if you suspect a problem.

WEBLINKS: www.ipswichhospital.org.uk

www.cancercampaigninsuffolk.co.uk


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