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Bromley cancer support group says goodbye with one final 'fantastic' donation of £35,000

PUBLISHED: 17:21 06 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:21 06 February 2014

L-R Graham Figg, Mike Harris, Matron Kym Davies, Eric Foud, and George Vyse

L-R Graham Figg, Mike Harris, Matron Kym Davies, Eric Foud, and George Vyse

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A cancer support group from Bromley to present The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton with a £35,000 cheque as one of its last donations ever.

The Bromley Area Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group have raised more than £200,000 for hospitals, but after 20 years is deciding to call it a day.

Mr Froud, the chairman of the BALLAM group, said: “Obviously, because I started it I am exceptionally sad that we are finishing but, saying that, I am now 71 and there was nobody else to take over.”

Over the years the group have raised money for The Princess Royal Hospital, in Orpington, amongst others.

Mr Foud added: “We have provided hospitals with wards, isolation units and equipment the NHS would not provide.”

BALLAM may make one more donation before it closes for good, according to Mr Foud.

He said: “It may not be our last donation, we have held back a very little, so it is probably the second to last donation.”

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