Staff at Shulmans LLP have presented a cheque for £6,555 to Yorkshire Cancer Research following a year of fundraising.
The Leeds-based firm organised a series of fundraising activities, including Yorkshire tea parties in the office and the company’s first charity ball. Colleagues also got their running shoes on for the charity, taking part in the Leeds 10K and Yorkshire Marathon.
Shulmans also held ‘Wise Up To Cancer’ health checks for employees, delivered as part of Yorkshire Cancer Research’s new community health programme. The programme is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and raising awareness of signs and symptoms and the importance of taking part in the national screening programmes for breast, bowel and cervical cancer.
Joanna Oakes, Residential Development Paralegal at Shulmans said: “We have an active CSR team at Shulmans and have really enjoyed working with the Yorkshire Cancer Research team and taking part in many enjoyable fundraising events. We felt proud to help contribute towards the charity’s dedicated research, which aims to help people in the region who suffer from cancer and reduce the numbers in the future.”
Stephanie Jones, Corporate Fundraiser at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to all the staff at Shulmans, and especially the CSR team, for being so supportive and putting so much effort into their fundraising for the charity. They were incredibly engaged with the work of the charity and were the first company to introduce our new health checks, which helped to bring home our aim to improve the prevention and early detection of cancer.”
For more information about partnerships with Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/partnerships.
Picture caption: Staff at Shulmans LLP have presented a cheque for £6,555 to Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Notes to Editors
- Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
- We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
- Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
- Current statistics show that 565 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
- We aim to:
- Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
- Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
- Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
- Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient’s journey.
- Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
- For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
- Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer – Yorkshire Cancer Research
- Tel: 01423 877 228
- Last updated: 12/04/2017
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