Vince Cable backs WP2020 for Business
Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
He was the latest high profile guest speaker at an event to promote the Weston Park Cancer Charity’s 2020 for Business campaign.
It aims to get 200 businesses across the Sheffield City Region to donate £5,000 each to Weston Park Cancer Charity to raise an additional £1 million for local cancer services by 2020 – launched last year by former FA chairman and ex Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke.
The money will be invested in projects to enable the city’s Weston Park Hospital to remain at the forefront of cancer care.
York born Sir Vince, aged 74, who lost his wife to cancer, addressed the city’s business community at a fundraising talk in conversation with Alfie Moore, of BBC Radio 4’s It’s a Fair Cop, held at Westfield Health, in Charter Row.
“We want businesses to give what, by their standards, is a fairly small sum of money and if we can get £1m it can provide crucial help around the hospital,” said Sir Vince, a senior Lib Dem figure for over 20 years, who won back his Twickenham seat at the recent General Election.