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Aberbrothock Skea Trust donates £5,000 to Worldwide Cancer Research

Trustees from the Aberbrothock Skea Trust have kindly donated £5,000 to Worldwide Cancer Research to allow the charity to continue funding and discovering pioneering research projects.

Liz McLaren from the Trust visited the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee to hand over the cheque to representatives from Worldwide Cancer Research - Trusts and Foundations Coordinator Linda Borthwick and Grants Administrator Karin Naismith.

Professor of Cancer Biology, Kevin Hiom provided a tour of the cancer centre including the labs where researchers from different parts of the world are hard at work developing groundbreaking discoveries.

Worldwide Cancer Research gave Professor Hiom his first funding grant 20 years ago in the early stages of his career. Since then he and his team have been looking at understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms used by cells to detect and repair DNA damage and in using this information to discover new cancer therapies.

The money gifted by Aberbrothock Skea Trust will go towards funding many more research projects around the world to continue fighting cancer using innovative science.

Linda Borthwick from Worldwide Cancer Research, said: “Since 1979 the charity has invested over £183 million directly into cancer research and funded 1,817 projects for 1,120 researchers in 34 countries. We rely completely on public donations. Without this dedication and support, the pioneering projects we fund and discover would simply not happen. We are so grateful to Aberbrothock Skea Trust for this incredibly generous donation.”

Liz McLaren, Trustee of Aberbrothock Skea Trust, said: “We are delighted to award Worldwide Cancer Research with £5000. We have followed its contribution to cancer research over the years and understand the importance of funding science in order to develop better outcomes for patients in the years to come. As someone who has experienced cancer myself, I know all too well the vital need for better and more effective treatments, now and in the future.”