A TEAM of A-SAFE employees have donated £2,735 to Yorkshire Cancer Research after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
30 members of staff at the Elland-based company, which produces award-winning safety barriers, took on the gruelling 24-mile route.
The challenge involves climbing Yorkshire’s three highest peaks - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – in under 12 hours.
30 employees at A-SAFE took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, raising £2,735 for Yorkshire Cancer Research
Lara Tarsuslugil, Exhibitions & Events Manager at A-SAFE, said: “We are very proud of everyone that took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks. It was a long, challenging day and everyone did brilliantly. I think all involved really enjoyed the team spirit, and of course finishing all three peaks after 12 hours of walking.”
A-SAFE has supported Yorkshire Cancer Research for many years. Audrey Habergham, grandmother of owners James and Luke Smith, became heavily involved with the charity following her husband’s battle with cancer.
Mrs Habergham played a pivotal role in the founding of A-SAFE and worked for the business for more than 20 years until she was in her 80s. Following her death, James and Luke continued her charitable work and have maintained a close relationship with Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Throughout the year the company also supports other charities such as Overgate Hospice and Save the Children, however Yorkshire Cancer Research continues to be the official charity for the business.
Lara added: “We’d like to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause. We’re now looking forward to our Christmas Jumper day in December before fundraising begins again in 2017.”
Stephanie Jones, West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge requires a huge amount of stamina and determination and we’d like to congratulate the whole A-SAFE team on their fantastic achievement.
“Over the years A-SAFE has raised thousands of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research and we’re extremely grateful for their continued support. The money raised is helping to improve cancer outcomes in Yorkshire by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting screening programmes to increase early detection and funding innovative research projects.”
For more information about partnerships with Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/partnerships.
Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 575 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.