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The award of a lifetime for Hope Against Cancer’s Chairman Rick Moore

At the Voluntary Action Leicester and Leicestershire (VALL) awards, held recently at Morningside Arena, Hope Against Cancer's Chairman Rick Moore won the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'. The VALL awards place a spotlight on the charities and volunteers who offer invaluable help to the most vulnerabe members of the regional community. 

Sitting on the charity’s board of trustees is just one of the many roles Rick has fulfilled for numerous organisations and committees throughout Leicestershire. From being Chair of Governors of Fullhurst Community College (and being part of its turnaround success) to judging the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards for Young People, the list of Rick’s volunteering accomplishments really did read like a lifetime’s work.

His work with Hope Against Cancer may just be part of the reason he was given this prestigious accolade, but it is something which is very close to his heart. The charity, covering Leicestershire and Rutland, funds cutting-edge research and clinical trials for local people living with cancer. It strives to create a future where more people survive and are making huge steps forward with the innovative research it funds, providing better outcomes for many patients. Working in partnership with our local Universities and Hospitals, they are making Leicestershire a real hub of expertise for cancer treatment and research.

Commenting on his win, Rick said: “I really didn’t expect to receive such a wonderful award for simply doing what I love. I have so much respect for the work which VALL has been doing for such a long time so to be recognised by them is an honour in itself”.

CEO of Hope Against Cancer, Nigel Rose added: “We are all absolutely delighted with Rick’s win. He is a real asset to our charity, and we have always recognised the massive contribution he makes to us, but to see this acknowledged by VALL is great for him and great for Hope Against Cancer too”.