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Bash raises cash

Posted on October 25 2006 at 3:22:25

Committee members

A special event held in Barnt Green during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised £10,000 for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

The “Breakthrough Bash”, held in a marquee at Barnt Green Cricket Club, was attended by 265 guests including former England footballer and Barnt Green resident Geoff Thomas, who beat leukaemia and is now involved in fundraising for cancer research.

The evening, organised by a committee and supported by Sony, E H Smith and several local businesses, featured a fundraising auction of various items – two of the most exciting lots were signed Aston Villa and Birmingham City football shirts, which sold for £750 and £800 respectively.

Guests were also entertained by saxophone player Stevie during their meal, followed by an exclusive performance from none other than “Elvis” himself.

Breakthrough is the largest charity in the UK that uses its money to fund research into breast cancer.  Its patron is HRH Prince of Wales.

Pictured: Committee members Janie Browne, Liz Jones, Kate Newman, Jane Weddell, Laura Weddell, Pauline Kenny and Liz Smart.

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