Petal Childhood Cancer Research
Karen Weaving started Petal Childhood Cancer Research (previously Ribble Valley & White Rose Ladies) some 17 years ago to raise funds specifically for research into childhood cancers for Cancer Research UK. In September 2013 Petal achieved their £1 million milestone and in April 2014 invited His Royal Highness Duke of Gloucester to a celebratory luncheon as Guest of Honour. (The Duke is President of CRUK and an Honorary Member of Petal).
Petal has a small committee of 7 women volunteers – most of them also in full time employment! They organise numerous and varied events every year. The highlight and biggest fundraiser is the Annual Ball which is taking place each year round February time. In addition they also organize a 24 hour community event in September, which raises substantial funds, this event is called Relay for life and you can find more information about it on Petal website. Whilst Petal’s chief passion is about fundraising, they are also hugely committed to raising awareness of early diagnosis, in children and young people especially.
Visit the Petals Childhood Cancer Research website: www.petalcancer.co.uk