IN the North West you are 25% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than anywhere else in the country. A gap which is unfortunately widening. The good news is, today, thanks to research, half of all people diagnosed with cancer will now survive. This is why the Wirral Bazaar, whose proceeds go directly to North West Cancer Research want this year’s Christmas Fair to be the most successful yet. The Wirral event raises over a staggering £27,000 each year for NWCR, and in their 26th year, are very proud of what they have achieved and the difference they are making to the region. With its new look, this year’s Wirral Bazaar opens its doors at the Walled Garden Marquee, in the grounds of Thornton Manor, on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November. Hosting an exciting collection of over 60 handpicked stalls, offering a wonderful variety of unique and beautiful Christmas gifts. All proceeds raised go directly to North West Cancer Research. Money raised in previous years has supported research such as a three year project looking at the role of the HPV virus in head and neck cancers and a clinical trial which will help improve the treatment of bile duct cancer. North West Cancer Research has committed to funding more than £13 million worth of cancer research over the next five years – including £9 million on projects based at nearby University of Liverpool. Wirral Bazaar Chairman, Jennie Corlett, said: “The fantastic success of last year’s event meant that we were able to present North West Cancer Research with a cheque for £27,768. This year we have increased the number of stalls, and on the Tuesday night we are excited to be offering our visitors the opportunity to buy a glass of prosecco to make the shopping experience even more special. I would like to thank our sponsors, Camel Laird, Investec, Mitchell Group and Jackson Stops, and all our visitors, as the Bazaar allows you to donate whilst shopping and having fun, all under one roof.” The Bazaar opens on Tuesday 1st November 3pm – 8.30pm and on Wednesday 2nd November 9.30am – 3pm. Admission is £4, although children are free, and parking is also free. For more information visit www.wirralbazaar.com.