Volunteers at the coal face of fundraising for cancer research came face-to-face with researchers to see how their hard-earned cash is being put to good use.
As part of its 50thanniversary celebrations, Lancaster University, in partnership with Cancer Research, incorporating Clatterbridge Cancer Research (NWCR) opened the doors of its research labs to 45 VIP guests.
More than £400,000 worth of research projects relating to cancer detection, prevention and treatment are being funded by NWCR at Lancaster University.
The majority of this funding comes from volunteers on committees from across the north west, including the Lunesdale Committe who have, to date, raised £18,970 for the charity.
The open day offered a unique insight for the fundraisers into some of the NWCR-funded cancer research projects currently being undertaken by specialist research teams.
Lancashire has one the highest mortality rate for cancer related illnesses of all the local authority areas in the north west.
According to statistics from Public Health England, 156 people per 100,000 people living in the area were affected by cancer last year alone.