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Made in Sussex cheque presentation

We’re delighted to have been able to raise significant funds for leading charity Cancer Research UK. This is thanks to our involvement with the hugely popular Made in Sussex Craft & Food fair – organised by Liz Kidger and held this year on Sunday 7th September at Goddenwick Farm in Lindfield, West Sussex.

We will continue to work with Cancer Research UK for ongoing projects, and supporting key campaigns, such as Stand Up To Cancer.

10629694_943211505695007_632906518980383598_nThis year’s Made in Sussex Craft & Food Fair was a storming success and thanks to donations and funds raised for Cancer Research UK on the day, we were able to present a cheque for £9,420.56 to the world renowned Genome Damage & Stability Centre at the University of Sussex, which is core funded by Cancer Research UK.

Work carried out at the center examines how different cells behave during the process of cell division, how certain types of cancer form, and how they could potentially be treated.

On receiving the cheque Mark O’Driscoll, Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre said: “This donation is very gratefully received. Our laboratory work needs constant funding, and without the tireless campaigning of Cancer Research UK, and fantastic events like these, we would be far more limited in what we can hope to achieve.”

Cancer Research UK – A vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.

The ambition at Cancer Research UK is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

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Top photo:
From L to R – Steve Ford, Manager of Friday Media Group Foundation; Sam Kidger, Managing Director of Friday Media Group; Liz Kidger founder of Made in Sussex Craft & Food Fair; Mark O’Driscoll Professor of Human Molecular Genetics.

Photos of Made in Sussex Craft & Food Fair 2014: Laura Morgan