Volunteers’ hard work pays off with £23,000 for cancer research

Pam Woodall, Chairman of the Beverley committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research, handed over the �23,000 to Sally Crerar, Head of Community from the Harrogate office
Pam Woodall, Chairman of the Beverley committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research, handed over the �23,000 to Sally Crerar, Head of Community from the Harrogate office

Hard-working members of the Beverley branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research have just passed on a cheque of £23,000 to the regional office of the charity.

Beverley branch chairman Pam Woodall handed over the cheque to Sally Crerar, head of community from the Harrogate office, on the day of the group’s annual general meeting.

The grand total was a result of the branch members’ tireless work within the Beverley area with coffee mornings, supermarket collections, street collections, afternoon teas, a Christmas carol concert, and fayres to name but a few of the fundraising activities.

Mrs Woodall, said: “Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire’s cancer charity and the UK’s largest regional medical research charity.

“We are proud of our independence and are not part of a national charity.

“We have been dedicated to the people of Yorkshire for the past 90 years. 2015 is our 90th year.

“We receive no government funding so rely totally on the generosity of our supporters, like the people we see regularly at our events throughout the year.

“A huge thank you to them all for making it possible for us to donate this wonderful amount of money.”

“Our research helps save lives, prolong life and improve the quality of cancer patients in Yorkshire, but we want to ensure that Yorkshire remains a centre of excellence for cancer research and treatment.

“Every penny raised in Yorkshire stays in Yorkshire.”

Meanwhile, Yorkshire Cancer Research turned the White Rose Stand blue when England played New Zealand at the 2nd Investec Test Match at Headingley Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Day three of the match was dedicated ‘Yorkshire Cancer Research Day’ to highlight the partnership between the charity and current County Champions The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC).

Volunteers at the Beverley branch of Yorkshire Cancer research say helpers are always needed so if you feel you can spare a couple of hours a month please get in touch with Mrs Pam Woodall Beverley 01482 657218.