£50,000 for two charities
The Life of Lynda Fund is raising £25,000 to support Cancer Research UK’s funding of leukaemia research. Every year Cancer Research UK spends millions of pounds on research into diagnosing, preventing and treating cancer.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow. Each year around 7,400 people are diagnosed with the disease in the UK - that’s around 20 people every day. Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children and the tenth most common cancer in men and in women.
The Life of Lynda Fund is raising £25,000 for The Salvation Army’s overseas health care such as the Yangui Clinic in the Republic of Congo, rebuilding the clinic after it was partly destroyed in civil war. The Life of Lynda Fund has committed to buying a new electricity generator.
In countries where a National Health Service does not exist and basic health services are far too expensive for most people, The Salvation Army provides essential, professional and extensive health facilities.