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Glee Club gives voice to Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

15 February 2016

Lancaster students have raised more than £700 for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at this year’s annual Glee Club Concert.

The concert, held on 11 February 2016 saw Glee Club members performing their favourite songs in the Pendle Rooms, at Lancaster University.

Emily Gray before and after her charity head shave

During the show, Emily Gray (pictured), this year's outgoing Glee Club President, took the club’s fundraising efforts a step further by shaving her head ‘live on stage’. Meanwhile other members of the club demonstrated their baking skills with a cake sale after the performance.

Each year, the concert raises funds for a charity nominated by the Club’s president. This year’s president, Emily Gray has chosen to support PCRF in memory of her grandad, David Gray, who died in 2015.

 “My grandad died quite suddenly and we didn’t know why he was ill,” says Emily, who is a final year English Language and Linguistics student at Lancaster. “A post-mortem revealed that he had had pancreatic cancer. I’ve since found out that it’s really common for pancreatic cancer symptoms to go undetected or be misdiagnosed. We really need to put a lot more research into diagnosing and treating this disease.”

“All of us at Lancaster University Glee Club would like to thank anyone who supported us by coming along on the night or by donating,” added Emily. “We had an incredible evening made better by knowing that we've helped PCRF get closer to beating pancreatic cancer."

If you’d like to support Emily and the rest of the Glee Club, please visit the Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Emily-Gray39/ to make a donation.

 

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