Leicester law firm announces charity partnership in aid of cancer research
BHW Solicitors has announced a vital charity partnership with the Leicester HPB Unit in aid of pancreatic and liver cancer research.
Leicester-based BHW has donated £1,000 to mark the beginning of the partnership. Throughout the year, BHW partners and staff will be raising money by completing various challenges and activities. BHW also aims to help raise awareness of the conditions and the excellent work undertaken by the HPB Unit.
Professor Ashley Dennison is the HPB Unit research lead in Leicester.
He said: “Organising studies and analysing samples to help us learn and understand the processes involved in the development and resistance of cancers is very expensive.”
“We are delighted that BHW has chosen to support the Leicester HPB Unit. Their backing and future fund-raising efforts will play an important part in enabling us to continue this vital work in the field of pancreatic and liver cancer research.”
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that affects up to 8,000 people each year in the UK. It is the 4th most common fatal cancer in the UK and has a worst survival rate than any other cancer.
The Leicester HPB Unit at Leicester General Hospital regularly conducts research into the causes and treatments of these cancers.