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Brockenhurst College supports charity backed by X Factor's Matt Cardle
STUDENTS and staff are spicing up the curriculum today with Brockenhurst college’s Hard Brock Café putting on a special curry lunch as part of Britain’s Biggest Curry Party (BBCP) for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.
BBCP is a major national fund-raising and awareness-raising event taking place this week in homes, workplaces, schools, colleges, village halls and sports clubs around the country.
Mark Bussell, manager of the Hard Brock Café on the college campus, says: “The college tries to support events of this kind where we can. We wanted to take part in Britain’s Biggest Curry Party because it sounded really fun – and curry is always a popular menu choice for staff and students alike! It’s a great way to bring everyone together, share delicious food and raise money for a good cause at the same time.”
The fund was set up in 2006 by broadcaster, James Whale, who lost a kidney to cancer in 2000.
Today, James continues to lead a full and busy life, as do the majority of people whose kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated early; people like newscaster, Nicholas Owen, and singer, Matt Cardle, pictured, who is one of the charity’s patrons.
Since the fund was started, it has become the leading specialist charity for kidney cancer. It supports vital research, runs an accredited training programme for nurses, a helpline for those needing information and advice and a hardship fund which offers muchneeded practical help and will give assistance with anything from paying for your cat to be looked after while you are in hospital to buying a special mattress so you can rest more comfortably.
If you would like to take part in Britain’s Biggest Curry Party and host your own event, check out the website britainsbiggestcurryparty.org
If you would like more information about the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer or if you need advice on dealing with the disease go to jameswhalefund.org or phone the careline on 0330 111 2333.
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