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Early Christmas present for charity after weekly helps raise £120,000

A cancer care centre has received a six-figure early Christmas present thanks to an appeal run with a weekly newspaper.

The Stockport Express has helped raise more than £120,000 for Beechwood Cancer Care Centre, £20,000 more than its initial target.

The Silver Wing Appeal was launched in the Express with the aim of raising £100,000 over the course of 2015 to mark the centre’s 25th anniversary.

The money means the charity will now be able to extend its community facilities and a new charity, as well has providing a better experience for patients and their families.

Allen Whittaker, chief executive, and fundraising manager Angela Gray at Beechwood Cancer Care, thank Express readers for their involvement in the appeal

Allen Whittaker, chief executive, and fundraising manager Angela Gray at Beechwood Cancer Care, thank Express readers for their involvement in the appeal

Katherine Bainbridge, Express content editor, said: “We have been delighted to be able to support the Silver Wing Appeal and so pleased that the target has been exceeded by an amazing £20,000.

“Beechwood is an amazing place that supports so many Stockport residents. Well done to everyone that was involved – a great way to celebrate the anniversary year.”

Katherine Bainbridge, said: “We have been delighted to be able to support the Silver Wing Appeal and so pleased that the target has been exceeded by an amazing £20,000.

“Beechwood is an amazing place that supports so many Stockport residents. Well done to everyone that was involved – a great way to celebrate the anniversary year.”

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