AN autumn fashion show organised by Well Heeled Boutique, Thirsk, has raised £1,750 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The event took place at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall and showcased the new season’s fashions and trends.
Guests enjoyed a hot meal provided by Johnsons Butchers, wine served by the Wine Rack and dessert supplied by The Pantry. A raffle with prizes donated by local businesses raised £540 towards the final total.
Well Heeled Boutique was established in 2010 and stocks clothing, footwear and accessories from a range of European designers, including Caprice, Gabor, YaYa, Inwear and NYDJ.
The fashion show was supported by the Rotary Club of Thirsk, Get Ahead Hats, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing & Beauty and Alina Florist.
Jane Jackson, owner of Well Heeled Boutique, said: “Well Heeled Boutique would like to thank all its customers and supporters who have made our autumn fashion show a huge success.”
Sally Crerar, Head of Community Fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We are delighted that Well Heeled Boutique chose to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research at their recent autumn fashion show. We’d like to thank everybody who supported the event.
“The money raised will help 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, 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.