STAFF at Hessle Grange Medical Practice raised £273 for Yorkshire Cancer Research by holding a charity collection during two of their annual flu clinics.
The team made hot drinks, biscuits and cakes for patients awaiting their flu jab, while the charity provided free health checks as part of its community health initiative.
The health check is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and the changes people can make to lower their risk of developing cancer. They also aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the importance of taking part in the national screening programmes for bowel, breast and cervical cancer.
Adrienne Hodgson, Regional Fundraiser for East Yorkshire at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “The patients found the health checks to be of benefit, especially when done over a cuppa. We’re hoping this will be an annual event and we look forward to more local surgeries getting involved.”
For more information about Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk.
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.