An exhibition of quilting and needlework at All Saints' Church, Kilham, raised £3,100 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The three-day event, organised by the Kilham Quilters and named ‘Quilty Pleasures’, is held every other year and has raised thousands of pounds for charity since it was first started in 2008.
A further £3,100 was donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, while a donation was also made to the church.
Organisers welcomed a visit from The Archbishop of York, who expressed his interest in the displays.
Members of Kilham Quilters present a cheque for £3,100 to Adrienne Hodgson, East Yorkshire Relationship Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Kilham Quilters member Jenny Walker said: “It was a great weekend. Hard work but so worthwhile. It was particularly poignant for us as so many members of our group have been affected by cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity close to all our hearts.”
Adrienne Hodgson, East Yorkshire Relationship Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We are delighted that the Kilham Quilters chose to support our charity at this year’s exhibition. The money raised is incredible and we must congratulate them for organising such a successful fundraising event.
“The money raised will save lives in Yorkshire by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting the national cancer screening programmes and funding innovative research, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”
For more information about fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/teamyorkshire.
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.