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Burghley and Peterborough Ladies reach £1 million for Cancer Research UK

A group of dedicated cancer fundraisers have finally hit the £1 million mark.

The Burghley and Peterborough Ladies, who raise money for Cancer Research UK, and in particular, the cancer research centre at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, hit the milestone thanks to a generous donation of £14,600 from Peterborough Milton Golf Club.

The group of 48 ladies has been going since 1974, and chairman since 1983, Annette Beeton (pictured far right), was delighted.

She said: “It feels pretty special and I just think of three girls that I nursed who passed away from leukaemia in the 1960s just after I had qualified as a nurse.

“They are the girls that have kept me going and we’ve done what we’ve set out to do.

“We’ve raised a lot of money from doing collections at Tesco in Hampton and Market Deeping over the year as well as donations.

“The money has been put towards things like clinical trials, equipment and blood biopsies at the cancer research centre.”

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