We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.
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We are delighted to announce that, with your incredible support, we have exceeded our appeal target! As of today, our appeal total stands at £1,258,406.98 and is still growing.
You have run marathons, baked cakes, walked up mountains, organised concerts, auctions and balls, got your clubs and workplaces involved, and so much more. We were finally taken over the line by the funds raised at two events last weekend; the Sponsored Ruby Walk at Lake Vyrnwy, organised by the Lewis-Jones family, and the Scott & Newman Ltd Centenary Celebration event at Ludlow Racecourse. Every single penny donated has helped us to get here, and we are so grateful. It has been a tough two years, but here we are, with three weeks still to go until our 40th Anniversary!
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We are very proud of these achievements and cannot thank you, our supporters, enough for helping us to get there. They will make a huge difference to people affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales.
So, what now? We’re not going to stop!
We’ll keep raising funds and we need you to do the same; we have recently agreed to raise £105,000 to fund two Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Endoscopes- vital equipment used in the diagnosis of lung cancer. The EBUS scope is able to take biopsies of tissue and fluid without the need to invasive surgery. This makes the process less risky and more comfortable for patients. Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 13% of all cancers. Unfortunately outcomes for patients with cancer are poor, with only 5 out of 100 people surviving for 10 years or more. However, the chance of treatment being successful is much higher if the cancer is diagnosed early.
With your support we know we can fund this equipment before the end of 2019, and we’re already thinking about our plans for 2020 and beyond.
For now, we’re so, so pleased to have reached this target, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 40th birthday!
Thank you, everyone.
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