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Yorkshire Rows to Share Tales of Atlantic Adventure at Yorkshire Cancer Research Event

Yorkshire Rows excerptHot on the heels of their recent book launch, the record-breaking Yorkshire Rows will share tales of their seafaring adventures at a special fundraising evening organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research’s Galtres Committee.
Supporters of the charity will have the opportunity to listen to a talk entitled ‘What’s Your Ocean?’ by Yorkshire mums Helen Butters, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi, who, along with Niki Doeg, became the oldest all-female crew to cross an ocean when they successfully completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in February 2016.
The team battled blisters, salt rash and sleep deprivation on their 3,000 nautical mile journey from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua, finishing in 67 days, five hours and two minutes.
This week, the women released a book about their inspirational story, Four Mums in a Boat, and there will be a book signing following the presentation.
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The event will take place at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, on Friday, April 7th, and will include cheese, wine, coffee and cake.
Wendy Stirke, Chairman of the Galtres Committee, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Yorkshire Rows to our cheese and wine evening. This is an incredible story of four normal, working mums who put their Yorkshire grit to the test and achieved their dream. It’s a fantastic example of what can be accomplished through hard work and determination.
“We hope that as many people as possible will join us to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research, which aims to raise awareness of cancer, promote screening programmes and fund innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”
Doors will open at 7.45pm and the talk will begin at 8pm. Tickets costing £25 are available from The Galtres Centre, The Flower Shop, Easingwold, on 01347 822963 and committee members.
Since its formation in 1970, the Galtres Committee has raised £371,537 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. For more information about the charity, please visit


Notes to Editors

  • Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research is the UK’s largest regional medical research charity (registered charity no. 516898)
  • 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.
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Contact Information

  • Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer – Yorkshire Cancer Research
  • Tel: 01423 877 228

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