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Cancer charity FACE, (Fighting Against Cancer in Edinburgh) have arranged a fundraising dinner with acclaimed crime writers Ian Rankin, Peter Ritchie, Tom Wood and Dr Ralph Bouhaider.

The event will take place on Friday 14th June 2019 at Wolfson Hall,  Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicholson Street with tickets available for £45.00. FACE is a cancer fund established in 1990 and is based at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre of the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

The funds raised through FACE provide the “little things” that make a difference to patients and families who have been affected by cancer.

As well as providing supporting for initiatives within the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, FACE also supports peripheral oncology clinics across Scotland and aims to make the time in hospital more comfortable, not just for patients but also their family and friends.

Ian Rankin is a highly successful writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

His first Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987 and the series is now translated into twenty-two languages and the books are bestsellers on several continents. Peter Ritchie took up writing after a 30-year police career with Lothian and Borders Police where served in uniform, CID, Serious Crime Squad before moving to manage the Organised Crime Unit in the National Criminal Intelligence Service in London. He was later appointed as the UK Liaison Officer to Europol.

His books on the career of Detective Chief Inspector Grace Macallan have proved to be hugely popular with readers.

Host and former Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wood also served with Lothian and Borders Police and ran the investigation into the murders of Angus Sinclair. He subsequently wrote ‘The World’s End Murders- The Final Verdict’ on the case.

Dr Ralph Bouhaidar is a renowned forensic pathologist who has worked on many high-profile murder cases.

FACE is run entirely by volunteers, who have directly or indirectly been impacted by cancer. There are no paid members of staff and no offices to maintain.

Tickets can be obtained via johnmac1790@sky.com or jim.pryde@tiscali.co.uk