Nelson’s Pride, the Bromley branch of the Foresters Friendly Society, have again been busy raising funds for The Chartwell Cancer Trust and proudly presented Group Trustee, Barbara Field-Holmes, with a cheque for £600.

Magic and coded mystery were the order of the day at the recent Magic Show, held on Sunday 1st September at The Bromley Court Hotel. It was hosted by Nelson’s Pride, the Bromley branch of the Foresters Friendly Society. Mike the magician, (past Chairman of the Foresters Friendly Society and branch Secretary), kept the members and guests entertained with his intriguing ‘Da Vinci Code’ magic act as based on the book written by Dan Brown. With much audience participation, including that of the Foresters’ High Chief Ranger Michael Charlton-Hubble, who also attended the event, Mike kept everyone wondering just how he managed to come up with the right answers.

Following the show, Avril proudly presented Group Trustee, Barbara Field-Holmes, with a cheque for £600, money raised at various social events held throughout the year. Barbara thanked everyone for their kind support and spoke about some of the projects that The CCT is raising money for. “As part of its ongoing mission to support local cancer services across the Bromley Borough, South London and Kent, the Charity is raising £350,000 towards the upgrade and refurbishment of the Endoscopy Cancer Unit in The Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent,” explained Barbara. “The Unit needs this vital upgrade to cope with the increase in demand for endoscopic services, crucial in the early diagnosis of most common cancers.

“In addition, the Charity is fundraising to improve the education of very unwell young children by equipping schools with a new pioneering technology – the AV1 No Isolation Robot. These life-changing robots are the gateway between keeping young cancer and leukaemia patients connected to school life, education, friendship and normality as they undergo treatment.

“The money raised throughout the year will go towards these and other projects. The CCT thanks you for your continued support.”