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Knaresborough runner takes on Venice Marathon for Yorkshire Cancer Research

A Knaresborough charity worker will begin a year of fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research this weekend by taking on the Venice Marathon.   Kirstie Speciale, a support worker for Age UK, will head to Italy in the early hours of Saturday with her friend Helen Gregory, a seasoned marathon runner who has provided training and motivational support in the run up to the big day.   The Venice Marathon, which […]

Santa launches festive Dalby Forest fun run for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Santa paid an early visit to Dalby Forest to help launch Yorkshire Cancer Research’s new festive-themed fun run.   The charity is inviting families to take part in a 5K run or a 2K dash for children at the Pickering forest on Sunday, December 3.   All participants will be provided with their very own Santa suit and everyone will receive a medal at the finish line.   The 5K […]

Head shave teen raises £2,155 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

A Leeds teenager has presented a cheque for £2,155 to Yorkshire Cancer Research after having all his hair shaved off.   14-year-old Alex Conlon, who goes to Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, decided to take on the sponsored challenge after his grandfather, Alan Makinson, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Alan supports cancer patients as a volunteer pianist at the Bexley Wing at St James’s University Hospital.   Alex’s mum […]

Daredevil fundraisers complete abseil challenge for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Daredevil fundraisers braved new heights for Yorkshire Cancer Research when they completed a 30 metre abseil from the top of the Portland Building at Leeds Beckett University.   32 employees from organisations across West Yorkshire took part in the corporate challenge, raising thousands of pounds to help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.   Among the participants were eight members of staff from Leeds-based global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, […]

LampShopOnline chooses Yorkshire Cancer Research as Charity of the Year

West Yorkshire lighting specialist LampShopOnline has chosen Yorkshire Cancer Research as its charity of the year.   Staff at the Garforth-based business, which supplies bulbs and lamps from all major brands, will organise and take part in a variety of fundraising activities, from bake sales to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.   Employees recently held their first bake sale in the office to celebrate the start of their fundraising. Following […]

York lymphoma survivor shares story to offer hope to others

A lymphoma survivor from York is sharing her story to offer hope to other patients going through a similar experience.   Alison Learwood, 52, is helping Yorkshire Cancer Research raise awareness of the disease as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout September.   She said: “I want to make people realise that cancer isn’t always a death sentence. For me, cancer has been one of the […]

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