Ten years on for fledgling Wealden group

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Members of an East Sussex group that has raised more than £137,000 towards the fight against cancer are celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Cuckoo for Cancer - previously known as the Heathfield and Horam Group of Friends for Cancer Research UK - has come a long way since the first coffee morning that led to the foundation of the fledgling fundraising group. Over the last ten years the 12 members have organised rock festivals, open gardens, quizzes, a fun run and dance to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the country’s single largest funder of cancer research.

Fundraising first began in 2000 when Dorrie Ostle, from Horam, hosted coffee mornings in memory of her daughter Jenny, who died the previous year.


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