Burnley family to hold Reedley Marina fundraiser for Sepsis UK and Prostate Cancer UK

A Burnley family is organising a fundraising event for Sepsis UK and Prostate Cancer UK in honour of both a family friend and their daughter.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:29 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:48 am

Motivated to do their bit after close friend David Windle survived prostate cancer and their daughter, Claire Ruth-Wyatt, survived sepsis and pneumococcal pneumonia which caused her right lung to shut down and her liver to triple in size, Sharon and Peter Ruth are gearing up to hold a fundraising evening at Reedley Marina on February 29th at 6.30pm.

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Set to involve a quiz, a raffle, games, live music, an auction, and food provided by Lee Shepherd and Sam Hooper, who run The Kingfisher Bistro Bar at the marina, the evening has been organised by Ruth, Peter, David Windle, and Karen and Sam English, with the help and support of a lot of their friends. So far, they have raised £700.

Sepsis accounts for 48,000 deaths annually in the UK - more than breast cancer, bowel cancer, and prostate cancer combined - and is the acute bodily reaction to infection. The most common cancer for males, there are around 47,700 new prostate cancer cases in the UK every year.