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Cancer charity given registered status
12:33pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
A CHARITY set up in memory of a 24-year-old who died battling with cancer has been given registered charity status.
The Robin Cancer Trust, which was founded by the family of Robin Freeman, is aimed at preventing a rare germ cell cancer in 16 to 35-year-olds.
Mr Freeman, of Queens Road, in Wivenhoe, died in St Helena Hospice, Colchester last December.
The charity was set up in May by Mr Freeman’s parents and two brothers.
Toby Freeman, brother and trust chairman, said: “This is a very important milestone for the trust as it has long been something we have been working for.”
The organisation had to raise £5,000 to become registered.
“It is a monument to all of the hard work and time dedicated by our friends and volunteers that we have raised the money necessary to achieve this goal in such a short amount of time.
“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us from the very beginning as we wouldn’t have made it without them.”