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Posted by Arthur on Wednesday 6 September 2017

Arthur, Mayor of Cheshire EastArthur Moran, Mayor of Cheshire East has been fundraising and raising awareness of ovarian cancer. He's holding a 60s night on 15 September in Nantwich.

I chose Target Ovarian Cancer as one of my Mayor's Charities in memory of my late wife Margaret who passed away from ovarian cancer some five years ago, after spending three months in The Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Vital funds for research

I first held a charity dance featuring Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra in 2016 and raised over £1,000 for Target Ovarian Cancer. This has been enough to train 600 GPs to update their knowledge of ovarian cancer and best practice for early diagnosis - and fund 20 hours of research. In recent years, however there has been a worrying decline in the UK’s spend on ovarian cancer research and this needs to be reversed. There is an urgent need for Target Ovarian Cancer to boost the money available for research - and I want to help.

To raise more essential funds I’ll be holding a 60s night at the Nantwich Civic Hall on 15 September. There will be music from the 60s featuring the California Blue band and support from Roger Bell specialising - we'll hear music by The Shadows and many more. All this for only £10 a ticket, plus a prize raffle!

Fundraising in the future

I hope to raise funds for Target Ovarian Cancer, raise their profile and much needed awareness of ovarian cancer. Only 4 per cent of women are confident that they can spot a symptom of ovarian cancer. I am planning to hold more events in future including a Grand Charity Dance taking place 17 February 2018.

If you are interested in attending Arthur's 60s night on 15 September 2017, tickets are available from Nantwich Civic Hall, by calling 01270 628 633 or online at nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

If you have a fundraising idea or need some inspiration, the team at Target Ovarian Cancer is here to help.

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