Chester landmarks to be illuminated to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer
By: The Green Pages
The organisers behind the illumination of Chester’s landmarks, north wales business woman Ghazala Jabeen and Chester-based health and wellbeing business The Green Pages, are also holding a Green networking and lunch fundraiser on the same day. The lunch takes place at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel in the centre of Chester to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and the events form part of the UK charity’s national Host for Hope events as well as the international Lights for Hope campaign which will see the illumination of iconic landmarks including Niagara Falls.
The fundraising efforts are driven by Ghazala who tragically lost her husband Harold Martin Swindells (aka Mr HMS) just over a year ago to the disease. His wish was to help make a difference to anyone affected by pancreatic cancer through fundraising and by increasing people’s awareness of the symptoms of the disease which has one the lowest survival rates of all cancers.
Ghazala will be sharing her emotional story of Martin's bravery and her campaign to help those affected by the illness. She will be joined by medical herbalist and nutritional therapist Natalia Kerkhamwho will be talking about symptoms and prevention. The lunch is sponsored by Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel and is one of The Green Pages’ biggest networking events of the year. All proceeds from the event will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Local businesses are invited to join Ghazala and the Green Pages as well as the Sheriff of Chester Cllr Alex Black and the Sheriff's Lady Mrs Janet Black who will be attending the event. There will be healthy lifestyle exhibitors and networking opportunities along with a raffle in aid of the charity. Any donations of prizes beforehand from local businesses would be greatly appreciated.
Ghazala says ‘Being aware of the main symptoms means earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer took the life of my beloved husband but his wish was to raise awareness to help save other people’s lives and that is why supporting this campaign is so vital.’
Event co-organiser and The Green Pages founder Svitlana Bulava says ‘I was really moved by the emotional but ultimately inspirational story of Ghazala Jabeen and the campaign she runs to make a difference to anyone affected by pancreatic cancer. I hope the local community and business owners will get involved and support us by coming along to the lunch. We’d really appreciate guests wearing something purple at the event as another way of showing their support.’
The networking and lunch takes place between 10am-1pm and booking is essential. Tickets are £25 per person and cover admission, all refreshments and lunch. To book, find out more information about the event, enquire about exhibiting on the day or to donate raffle prizes please contact organiser Svitlana Bulava at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Notes to editors:
The Green Pages launched in May 2013 and is a support network and community bringing together healthy living resources across north-west England and north-east Wales.
It provides the latest information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, wellbeing, sustainability and green living. It also promotes the products and services of local healthy lifestyle businesses via its business directory. In addition, the website provides information on relevant local events and offers as well as advice from professional health advisers.
It also organises and hosts various events to promote healthy living to the local community while supporting local businesses. These include health and wellbeing fairs, wellbeing conferences and monthly Green Networking meetings. Green Networking is the first networking group designed to target the green community in the North West by bringing together healthy lifestyle businesses with shared values. Since it launched in January 2014 over 200 local independent businesses have joined the Green Networking community.