Fund Raiser Shoot for The Eve Appeal
On Monday 14th May 2012, The Eve Appeal held a charity shoot at West Wycombe Park, raising money for their excellent work in research into ovarian cancer. Robert Marsh, Chief Executive of the charity, commented on the day: “Even the rain didn’t dampen anyone’s enjoyment” This is the second year the charity have held the event.
With a very popular following, guests are hosts at the West Wycombe House for breakfast, followed by shooting five testing flurry stands, followed by a lunch in the house and a dramatic finish with an auction, led by Rob Fenwick, the MD at E.J Churchill.
The Eve Appeal is a registered charity, formed in 2005. Since then, we have worked hard to raise money to fund the world-class research programme at the Department of Women’s Cancer based at University College London (UCL). The Department’s vital and much-needed research will benefit women in the UK and worldwide. A report by an independent panel reviewing the Department’s work and progress (the Pattison Review Report 2009) acknowledges the importance of The Eve Appeal’s role: “The Eve Appeal has consistently contributed about 15% of the total research income. However, its contributions have been disproportionately important because they have pump-primed new projects, supported highly innovative work and covered gaps in funding allowing projects to maintain momentum.
The national and international standing of the projects to which it has contributed is testament to the effectiveness of The Eve Appeal support.” Major breakthroughs are already being achieved towards improving survival rates of women with gynaecological cancers through the Department’s pioneering research into screening, early diagnosis and risk prediction. To build on these successes and save women’s lives, raising urgent and on-going funds is critical. Promoting awareness is vital too. The Eve Appeal therefore disseminates information about the research we fund. We publicise – and provide information on – gynaecological cancers. We contribute to the development of policy and campaigns. And we work in partnership with others to improve the healthcare and support of women.