A fundraiser with a difference has been lined up by the region’s main cancer charity to ensure summer goes with a swing!

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund launched its WimbLDon Watch Party last year in response to the pandemic, and lack of largescale fundraising opportunities. It raised £1,800 to support cancer patients throughout the community, and organisers are confident they can beat that total now people are more comfortable socialising together.

The Wimbledon fortnight runs from Monday, 27th June, and the Lingen Davies Watch Party fundraiser involves people selecting a match, organising a get-together, either at home, in the office or with friends at the tennis club, purchasing a pack, and having fun.

Lizzy Coleman, Events and Fundraising Officer for Lingen Davies, was inspired to create the event last year as a way of fundraising in smaller groups.

“Last year we wanted to celebrate the return of Wimbledon and create something for people to get together, have fun, and raise a bit of money for us to support those impacted by cancer in our community.

“The Watch Party pack contains everything people need to help their party go with a swing! They can be purchased through our website for just £10 and they include a novelty selfie frame, themed decorations, sweepstake sheet and more. People can either ask for further donations to attend the party, run a sweepstake, or hold a cake competition, there’s lots of things that are fun and will raise money for us,” she added.

Every penny raised by Lingen Davies Cancer Fund goes directly to supporting local cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales, ensuring they have access to the best possible care, close to home, as well as supporting the charity’s LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service.

Visit the website to sign up – www.lingendavies.co.uk/events

Pictured: Helen Knight and Lizzy Coleman from Lingen Davies preparing for the WimbLDon fundraiser.