SLOUGH'S Meet and Mingle social group has achieved its aim of raising £10,000 to fight cancer.

It will present the money to Professor Christina Fotopoulou when she is the group's guest speaker at their cancer awareness conference meeting on August 18 in the Copthorne Hotel.

Meet and Mingle is a group formed to enable Asian ladies to socialise and enjoy outings together. But it does a lot of work for good causes too.

It began raising funds in May to support research into ovarian cancer, currently being led by Professor Fotopoulou and her team at Imperial College in West London.

The group's fund raising efforts included a sponsored walk, fashion show, musical evening, family fun day and bring and buy sale.

A final donation of £500 made at the temple in Keel Drive, Slough by the Hindu Cultural Society brought the sum raised up the £10,000 the ladies had worked so far to raise. The Cultural Society invited the Meet and Mingle ladies to the temple to receive the donation.

Meet and Mingle was founded by Aksa Marshal who has bravely battled cancer herself and feels personally grateful to Professor Fotopoulou.

The money raised will go to the Imperial Health Charity's Ovarian Care Fund to support funding high skill laboratory staff, essential major redevelopment and clinical research.