Volunteers were thanked with special awards for their long service to Yorkshire Cancer Research during an annual meeting last week.
Members of the charity’s 34 local voluntary groups attended the meeting in Harrogate, where they were thanked for their incredible dedication to the charity and updated on the vital research and community health projects they have helped to fund.
Groups marking significant anniversaries in 2018 were presented with special awards, including the Great Ayton committee which has been fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research for an amazing 70 years.
The Great Ayton Committee
The Leeds Committee received an award for 60 years of fundraising, while the Bingley and Helmsley Committees received awards for 50 years.
The Leeds Committee
Over the years the committees have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity, which aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Yorkshire.
The Helmsley Committee
Alex Green, Relationships Manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to all of the charity’s volunteers. From carrying out street collections to organising extravagant balls, their endeavours to raise money are always a great success. Many of the groups were formed decades ago but they continue to fundraise with creativity, enthusiasm and a huge amount of dedication to the cause. They are the backbone of our charity and without them our work simply wouldn’t be possible.”
The Bingley Committee
The charity also thanked Sally Crerar for 24 years in the role of Head of Community Fundraising at the charity. Sally, who recently retired, will be missed by all staff and volunteers, past and present.
Sally Crerar receives gifts