Cancer Research Store officially opened on World Cancer Day
On Thursday the 4th of February 2016, World Cancer Day was celebrated in Warwickshire Shopping Park with the opening of a new Cancer Research UK bargain store. All items are £3 or less, creating the ultimate shopping experience for bargain hunters.
Numerous donations from other stores and individuals were greatly accepted by Michele Callow, store manager which were then put through the process of being sorted and displayed by the numerous enthusiastic volunteers.
World Cancer Day unites all supporters, survivors, sufferers and volunteers to reflect on what everyone can do to try and reduce this disease. Cancer will kill more than 8 million people this year alone. However, Cancer Research UK has made huge progress, with it being stated that more than half of people who are diagnosed with cancer surviving 10 years or more.
This store can offer the ultimate shopping experience, letting the customer indulge in the seasonal trends, spending a little but gaining a lot.
This store opening not only had a show stopping day, but was honoured to have cancer survivor, Adrian Gardner to cut the ribbon, who will now be volunteering once a week in store to further support this great cause.
Aged 54, Mr Gardner discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer “I was shocked of course, but my overwhelming emotion was fear.” Mr Gardner is now in remission and has said that “my experience has made me realise how important it is to fund research to look for more cures” and encourages both men and woman to look for signs of the disease.
The ribbon was cut and this mega store was opened. Among the many shoppers and volunteers, Chief of Fundraising and Marketing, Ed Aspel and many more from Cancer Research UK came in support of this incredible store.
Although this store is a huge success, Cancer Research UK is in constant need for volunteers. If this appeals to you, please contact Michelle Cullow by phoning: 02476 440552.