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In its second year, Lancashire Ladies Charity Lunch, raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Now (BCN), saw 75 of Lancashire’s business and professional ladies come together for a very special Bring & Buy Lunch.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event supported the UK’s largest Breast Cancer Charity. Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving, but more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease with the aim that no-one dies from Breast Cancer after 2050.

In the North West the charity supports research funding at both the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool. At the University of Manchester there is a dedicated breast cancer research unit which has been established since 2008. Currently BCN are supporting projects at the university in relation to chemoprevention and secondary breast cancer.

At the University of Liverpool, BCN are funding several researchers who are investigating new ways to treat HER2 positive especially in preventing this type of breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body.

The event was organised by Ann Jordan from the TiE Network, Gillian Bardin of Taylor Patterson, part of Mattioli Woods plc & Gillian Seville KPMG. Lunch was served at Barton Grange Hotel and with all the donated gifts, clothing and accessories from the bring and buy sale and a charity raffle the event raised £1,583.

Mattioli Woods plc are continuing their sponsorship of the charity this year (last year raising £87,000) and once again agreed to match the funds raised resulting in a fantastic £3,166 going to Breast Cancer Now.

Commenting on the event Ann Jordan said “It has been a great honour to bring together such a fabulous group of Lancashire Businesswomen to support such a worthy cause. The bring and buy event was such an easy way to raise funds and once again our ladies donated some fabulous gifts. Thank you to everyone who made this such a fun and worthwhile event.”

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