Cancer campaigner packs a punch

An Exmouth cancer campaigner will pack a punch for charity by launching a breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign.

Sylvia Arlett hopes to enlist recruits who will then go on to organise fundraising events of their own for Cancer Research UK.

Each day, more than 15 women in the South West are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Research into the disease is crucial but also very expensive- the charity spent �41 million last year - so fundraisers are getting fighting fit to enlist local people.

Sylvia, the charity’s volunteer manager for Devon, said: “We are shaping up to recruit mums, dads, families, friends and work colleagues throughout the region to help raise money.

“There are lots of ways to get involved, from holding a pink party to glamming up for work to organising a sponsored walk.”

As well as organising their own fundraising events, supporters can pop into a Cancer Research UK shop and kit themselves out with a stunning pink glitter ribbon badge.

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They can also pick up this season’s ‘must-have’ bathroom accessories- limited edition rubber ducks designed by pop goddess and breast cancer survivor Anastacia and celeb Paul O’Grady.

To receive a free Cancer Research UK fundraising pack, visit or call 08701 602040.