Northallerton RUFC Raises £1,100 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

19 June 2017

Members of Northallerton RUFC have presented a cheque for £1,100 to Yorkshire Cancer Research following their annual end of season ball. 

The black tie event, held in a marquee at the rugby club, included a three-course meal and an awards ceremony. 

Money was raised through a raffle, which included two photo albums donated by photographer Dave Morgan who takes pictures for the club. The albums featured photographs from the club’s most recent season and the 2015 season, when they reached the National Junior Vase final and played at Twickenham Stadium.

Northallerton RUFC 1st and 2nd teams, 2016-17 season

A cash draw was also held, and the £100 prize was donated back to the charity by winner Tom Whorlton. 

Organiser Martin Connor, Secretary at Northallerton RUFC, said: “We chose Yorkshire Cancer Research this year because we know the money helps people in Yorkshire. A few people involved in the club have been affected by cancer, so it seemed a very fitting cause to raise money for.

Martin Connor, Secretary at Northallerton RUFC, and Bob Baker, Chairman at Northallerton RUFC, present a cheque for £1,100 to Darren Aldred, West Yorkshire Relationship Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research (centre), following their end of season ball.

“As organiser of the ball I’d like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event. It was a fantastic night, which was well deserved after a great season for the club. I’d like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and took part in the cash draw. 

“A special thanks must go to Dave Morgan, Chris Say and Tom Whorlton for their generosity and contributions to the charity collection.”

Darren Aldred, West Yorkshire Relationship Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Martin and everyone at Northallerton RUFC for organising and supporting this fantastic event. The money raised will help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer by raising awareness, promoting the national cancer screening programmes and supporting innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end of life care.”

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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.
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    • Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
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    • 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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