The Wright way to boost cancer funds

Shirley Wright cancer cheque
Shirley Wright cancer cheque

THE PROCEEDS of a charity auction held in Hucknall have been handed over to a well-known local fundraiser on behalf of CANCER RESEARCH UK.

Staff members Heather Gretton and Nicola Wood organised the auction at THE EMPIRE pub and restaurant and, thanks to lots donated by local residents and businesses, they collected £245.

A cheque has now been presented to Shirley Wright who, along with husband John, of Shortwood Avenue, Hucknall, has been raising money for Cancer Research UK for eight years.

The couple became involved after their eldest son’s partner was diagnosed with breast cancer — and survived thanks to life-saving surgery.

The couple and their supporters run charity events throughout the year, including several at the Empire through help from owner Richard Darrington. The Wrights are also a driving force behind Team Chaos, which takes part in the annual 24-hour Relay For Life fundraiser.

OUR PHOTO shows Heather (left) and Nicola (centre) handing over the cheque to Shirley