Brave Lucy scales new heights for charity

A woman who lost her mother to cancer has abseiled down a 90ft building for charity.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 3rd November 2012, 11:00 am

Lucy Squance, of Gamlingay, scaled new heights in aid of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

Along with 60 of her colleagues at Cancer Research UK in London Lucy, 34, was attempting to raise £20,000 for the campaign.

She wore a Batman mask and was accompanied down the wall of the charity’s headquarters by Cancer Research UK chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar.

She said: “I know so many people who have been touched by cancer.

“Through my work at Cancer Research UK I have seen the vital role research plays in saving lives.

“Sadly, however, not everyone survives. I lost my mum five weeks before my wedding when I was just 24 so I know firsthand the devastating effects cancer has on a family.”

She added: “That’s why I want to do all I can to get everyone locally to Stand Up To Cancer.

“We need to fight back against this disease by raising money so that brilliant research can be translated into treatments for patients faster.”

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

It has united scientists, celebrities and communities across the UK.

For more information see www.standup2cancer.org