Loughborough Jubilee Donation

The Rotary Club of Loughborough has presented Melanoma UK with a cheque for over £2000.

The donation came as the result of club member, Norman Peach, who sadly lost his wife to melanoma in 2016.

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK and over 2,500 people die of melanoma every year.

Caught early melanoma is curable, however there are a number of patients who will progress to late stages and then the situation becomes extremely difficult.

Gill Nuttall CEO of Melanoma UK, comment:

“We attended a meeting at the Rotary Club of Loughborough where we presented to members the work of our charity and were absolutely delighted to receive a cheque for over £2,000.

We’re the leading Melanoma UK charity in the UK and rely on donations like this to grow.”

Describing some of the projects that Melanoma UK work on, Gill Nuttall explained to members, the work being carried out by Dr James Larkin, one of the medical advisors, including The PEACE project.

The projects seeks to collect tissue samples at post-mortem,  giving a unique opportunity to test areas of disease not accessible during life.

The donation from the Rotary Club of Loughborough, enabled Melanoma UK to help fund this project.