We have teamed up with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to help reduce the impact of skin cancer in Yorkshire, especially in young people. We are asking local cricket teams, pubs and work colleagues to hold a Yorkshire v Cancer fundraising cricket event this summer and spread the word about the dangers of being out in the sun.
Our fantastic fundraising pack will help you plan and deliver a ‘Let’s knock it for six’ event and is packed with hints, tips and promotional materials to get your event up and running! To get your fundraising pack contact our Community Engagement Officer, Sophie Bunker, by emailing email@example.com or calling 07470 057493.
The pack includes posters and information leaflets and a USB stick containing lots of digital goodies like certificates, sponsor forms and social media templates. We are aiming to attend as many of these events as possible with our ‘Don’t get caught out by cancer’ sun awareness message.
We have set 7th-15th May 2016 as Yorkshire v Cancer week which coincides with national sun awareness week. Many cricket leagues have agreed to support us and are promoting this to all of their clubs and members.
Our ultimate aim is to get all cricket clubs in Yorkshire to be raising awareness and funds at the same time so please help us in making this happen.
The aim of the #StaySafeInTheSun campaign is to make people aware of the dangers of the sun; even in the cloud. It is not the bright sun that damages your skin but the UV rays and these still filter through clouds on an overcast day.
We are hoping the campaign will help spread the word throughout the county that we are Yorkshire’s very own cancer charity. All the money raised at the events will be put towards projects that will directly help cancer patients in Yorkshire through prevention, early detection and better treatment and care.
Top of the 2015 fundraising league
Cawthorne CC, fronted by Emma Holling, raised £2,024 after hosting a ‘Yorkshire V Cancer’ fundraising day on 16th August. 300 people attended the event, which included a Pro Coach junior coaching session in the morning and an adults 40 over match in the afternoon.
“We simply couldn’t have asked for better weather and the day was a great success. Thank you to all who donated prizes for the raffle, to the players who gave up their Sunday to put on the entertainment and to everyone who turned out to support such a great cause.”
Emma Holling, Committee Member and Event Organiser at Cawthorne Cricket Club
Follow Cawthorne Cricket Clubs top tips for a successful fundraising event by reading their case study here.
A T20 cricket match was held on Sunday 12th July between stars from ITV soap Emmerdale and Heworth CC. Organiser Ken Johnson helped raise £3,020 split between us and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Cast members Chris Chittell, better known as Eric Pollard, and Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe, were among those taking part. The day included a bouncy castle, tombola, crossbar challenge and barbecue.
A Pink and Blue charity cricket match, organised by Paul Dennison, was held on Sunday 7th June between Altofts CC and Wrenthorpe CC. The event, which included sponsored t-shirts featuring the charity’s logo and specially sponsored stumps branded in blue and pink, attracted around 100 people and raised £700.
Our Community Engagement Officer, Sophie Bunker, is supporting the cricket clubs’ Yorkshire v Cancer events. If you would like to get involved or find out any more information please contact Sophie on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07470 057493.
- Last updated: 19/01/2016
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