In a bid to raise funds to fight cancer, Tytherington Treacles Women’s Institute group stripped off for a fundraising calendar – and raised nearly £10,000.
Members of the group recently handed over a cheque for £9,541.75 to Mike Crotch-Harvey, consultant at the Macclesfield District General Hospital breast unit. The cash will go towards the purchase of ultra-sound equipment used to detect cancers.
Valerie Jones, secretary of Tytherington Treacles WI, said: “Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment. Today, breast cancer screening saves around 1,300 lives every year. We are delighted to have been able to make a contribution to the vital work of the Victoria Breast Screening Centre. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community who helped us reach our fundraising target. Thank you so much for all your support.”
Twelve members of the W.I. group, aged 39 to 76, were pictured in a pose to reflect their interest or occupation – from baking to rock climbing – for each month of the calendar. A further three made up a 15-strong line up for the calendar’s cover.
Tytherington Treacles WI formed in 2016 and would welcome new faces. Members meet at Marlborough Primary School, Tytherington Drive, on the second Monday of every month (except August) from 7.30pm. Guests welcome (£4 admission).