A charity has received £3,000 after the widow of a cancer victim spoke to Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club.
Maggie Watts is raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and spoke to the club about the diesease. She spoke about her husband, an active and busy builder, who died of the disease in 2009 when he was just 48 years old. His mother had died of the same disease, when she was only 27, in 1969. The shocking fact was that the survival rate – less than 20 per cent after one year - has not changed during the 40 years between their deaths. It is the fifth highest cause of terminal cancer in the UK but receives only one per cent of the research budget.
Rotarian Tony Griffin presented Maggie with the cheque for £3,000. The money was raised by club members and local businesses during its Charity Golf Day. It will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK, the charity that is leading the fight for more government funding.
For more information about pancreatic cancer visit the website at www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk