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Norfolk council staff raise £500 for charity founded by colleague

South Norfolk Council held a fundraising football match for Lets Beat NETs, a charity started by one of its staff to support research into a rare form of cancer. Picture: South Norfolk Council

South Norfolk Council held a fundraising football match for Lets Beat NETs, a charity started by one of its staff to support research into a rare form of cancer. Picture: South Norfolk Council

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Staff at South Norfolk Council have raised more than £500 for a charity set up by one of its employees.

Mark Heazle started Lets Beat NETs to raise funds for research into a rare for a cancer known as neuro-endocrine tumours, after his wife was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. She lost her life to it in March this year.

His colleagues at the Long Stratton-based council put on a charity football match and a cake bake to raise funds.

Mr Heazle said the main aim of his charity is to support research into potential treatments being trialled by a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden. At the time of his wife’s death she was attempting to get on to one of the Swedish trials.

He said: “At the time of her death we were actively trying to get Sharon onto the trial in Sweden, but although this will never happen, we wish to honour Sharon’s memory by continuing to support Prof Essand in the hope that one day no more loved ones are lost to the disease.”

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