A LOCAL business in Ashburton is celebrating after raising more than £15,000 for Cancer Research UK.

ANRÁN @ Tidwell Farm began fundraising for the charity in 2019.

Fast forward to today and the business has raised £16,745 for the charity.

ANRÁN have held various events to support Cancer Research UK, including Christmas craft markets, ANRÁN FEST Music and Asian Food Festival and the Newton Abbot Local Committee have collected donations.

Owners of ANRÁN, Edwin and Mike said: ‘We would like to thank the local residents and communities for their generosity and support at these events.

‘ANRÁN is not only our home but a place where we hope to share our experiences with others.

‘The local community and our hard-working team have always supported our fundraising activities and are the main reason that we have been so successful in raising this amazing sum.

‘So many of us have been affected by this devastating disease and it’s this that keeps us fundraising.’

More people than ever are surviving their cancer for ten years or more.

Together with its supporters, Cancer Research UK is working towards a world where everybody can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.

The charity’s fundraising spokesperson for South Devon, Kim Hammerton, said: ‘We’re fighting over 200 types of cancer and the unwavering dedication of ANRÁN has helped drive forward research that is unlocking new, kinder and better ways to beat it.

‘Every day we see the benefits of work the charity has previously funded being realised, with new clinical trials opening and breakthroughs being reported. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to ANRÁN for the incredible part they have played in our progress.’

For more than 120 years, Cancer Research UK has been at the forefront of cancer research.

From proving the link between tobacco and cancer to being a key player in the development of radiotherapy, the charity’s discoveries have saved countless lives and benefit millions of people around the world each year.