Lynette raises £41,000 for breast cancer research

Magheramorne woman Lynette McHendry has raised £41,000 for breast cancer research in just 12 months.

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 5:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 1:30 pm
Elaine Arthurs raised £2711 for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research at Queen's University Belfast at her Lady Captain's Day, at Whitehead Golf Club, in July. She is pictured presenting a cheque to Rachel Ketola (centre) from Queen's and Lynette McHendry (left).

Recently, her fundraising was boosted by two further donations.

Lady Captain’s Day at Whitehead Golf Club in July raised £2,711 for breast and ovarian cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast.

Lynette also received a second cheque for £2,000 from Whitehead line dancers.

Whitehead Golf Club captain Trevor Wright, ladies captain, Elaine Arthurs and Lynette McHendry handing over a cheque to Rachel Ketola, from the Queens Foundation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research.

Lynette said: “This charity has been my chosen charity for fundraising as I have stage four breast cancer.

“I met the doctors in the research lab in 2017 and was really impressed with their research and the fact that 100 per cent of the money raised goes to research. QUB covers all overhead costs.

“The knowledge that this money stays local for local research to be conducted for the benefit of local women with breast and ovarian cancer makes it more worthwhile.”

Members of Whitehead Golf Club pictured with captainTrevor Wright, ladies captaiN Elaine Arthurs and Lynette McHendry for a cheque presentation to Rachel Ketola, from the Queen's Foundation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research.