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Portslade woman's £10,000 abseil in mum's memory
11:40am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
A woman whose mother died of stomach cancer abseiled down a 90ft building to raise money for charity.
Clare Moore, 35, from Portslade, scaled the height of Cancer Research UK’s headquarters in Islington, North London.
Clare, along with more than 50 staff from the charity, dropped down the building in an orange tutu, hoping to raise almost £10,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, a national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
She said: “I know so many people who have been touched by cancer.
“Through my work at Cancer Research UK I have seen the vital role research plays in saving lives.
“Sadly, however, not everyone survives, including my mum. She got diagnosed the day before the Olympics and died the day it ended. Cancer is a terrible, indiscriminate disease and we need to do everything we can to beat it.
“That’s why I want to do all I can to get everyone in Sussex to Stand Up To Cancer right now. We need to fight back against this disease by raising money so that brilliant research can be translated into treatments for patients faster.”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Timetojump.
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