Lyme Regis Butchers helps charity as events cancelled

Philip Evans MBE, chairman of the Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK, collects a cheque from Andrew Bolton and Dave Holland of Lyme Regis Butchers

THE Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK had big plans for 2020 – the year the small committee had hoped to pass the £200,000 mark.

Since forming in 2007, the branch has raised £180,000 and they were planning an event every month of the year to raise a further £20,000.

But COVID-19 restrictions mean they have not been able to hold at event since February, including the popular Big Breakfast, which had to be called off twice.

Lyme Regis Butchers had planned to sponsor the breakfast event by supplying all the bacon and sausages. But on hearing the event had to be cancelled they decided to help the charity in a different way.

The award-winning butchers, run by Andrew Bolton, have donated a percentage of local online sales over the past month, resulting in a cheque for £300 for the Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK, which was gratefully received by chairman Philip Evans MBE in the Broad Street shop this week.

Mr Evans said: “We’re very grateful to Lyme Regis Butchers for their generous donation, particularly at a time when COVID has had such a severe effect on Cancer Research UK.”

The butchers are so keen to support the charity they have decided to run the donation scheme for a further month, throughout November, and you can help raise funds for Cancer Research UK by placing orders over £9.99 at

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