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Philip Molden May 15 2007

A local cancer charity looks set to be in the spotlight throughout the coming year following the recent news that it has been selected as the Lord Mayor's Appeal charity.

The FORT Cancer Charity (Friends of Oncology and Radiotherapy Trust), is also the chosen local charity of The Disc Directory, the south's most comprehensive and innovative business directory featuring a unique customer feedback facility.

At Lord Mayor Mike Blake's inauguration he launched the ‘Good FORTune' appeal to coincide with his fundraising activities throughout 2007/08.

Director and founder of The Disc Directory, John Pemberton said "We are extremely pleased that the new Lord Mayor has decided to support this fantastic and important charity.

"Having chosen FORT at the beginning of the year as The Disc Directory's local charity, we are raising its profile whenever and wherever we can. FORT's logo and contact details are printed on all 250,000 directories which will be distributed to all Portsmouth homes and businesses over the coming weeks," added John.

Founded in 1992, FORT Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting those within our community whose lives have been touched by cancer. It supports the Oncology department of the Portsmouth group of hospitals, covering Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Petersfield, Chichester and Bognor Regis.

FORT's Project Co-ordinator Stuart McGregor said "The support from local industry has been overwhelming and now the Lord Mayor is on board, the charity's profile has been raised even more.

"It's great news that The Disc Directory is including FORT's logo on its directories and we are extremely grateful for its support and optimistic about the charity's growth and development over the next year," said Stuart.

To date, nearly £2 million of equipment has been purchased and the charity provides complementary therapies, counselling, and respite accommodation as a break from the everyday stresses of coping with cancer.

For more information contact FORT Cancer Charity or visit and The Disc Directory on 0800 043 2100 or visit

For further details about FORT Cancer Charity and most importantly how you can lend support to those people and families whose lives have been affected by cancer please call on 023 9283 7825 or visit their website