Yorkshire Cancer Research Teams Up With Underneath The Stars Festival

Date: 15 July 2019

As it prepares to bring a host of world-renowned musicians to South Yorkshire, Underneath the Stars festival has announced Yorkshire Cancer Research as its official Charity Partner.

Taking place at Cinderhill Farm in Cawthorne on 2-4 August, the family-run music and arts festival is teaming up with the independent charity which funds research and services to help more people in the Yorkshire region survive cancer.

Yorkshire Cancer Research has an established relationship with Underneath the Stars; it’s a cause that the family team behind the festival - including Festival Ambassador and renowned folk artist Kate Rusby and Festival Director Emma Holling - are passionate about supporting. 


Underneath the Stars festival and Yorkshire Cancer Research pitch up to announce their charity partnership. Front row L-R Yorkshire Cancer Research Director Jo Mornin, Folk artist and Festival Ambassador Kate Rusby, Yorkshire Cancer Research Events Manager Charlie Jackett. Back Row (L-R) Underneath the Stars Festival Director Emma Holling, Cinderhill Farm’s Robert Barr.

Festival Director Emma Holling said: “We’re delighted to be working with Yorkshire Cancer Research as the Official Charity Partner of Underneath the Stars. The vital work they carry out is very close to our hearts - like so many people, our family has had its our own experiences of cancer and it’s important to us that we use the opportunity that comes with welcoming 5000 people to the festival to raise awareness of Yorkshire Cancer Research. As a local organisation, they understand how best to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in our region. Donations to the charity fund research that will improve lives of those affected by cancer.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research Director Jo Mornin, said: “Being the official charity partner of Underneath the Stars means we can raise awareness of our important research and services among a huge new audience and reach more people with our health and early diagnosis messages. But we also want to have lots of fun. So we’ll be bringing a whole host of fun activities for all ages to get involved with throughout the weekend. We’re incredibly grateful to Emma and the team for choosing to support Yorkshire Cancer Research at this year’s event.”

Underneath The Stars festival takes place from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August 2019. Cinderhill Farm, Darton Road, Cawthorne, Barnsley. S75 4AJ. 

 


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Photo caption:
Underneath the Stars festival and Yorkshire Cancer Research pitch up to announce their charity partnership. Front row L-R Yorkshire Cancer Research Director Jo Mornin, Folk artist and Festival Ambassador Kate Rusby, Yorkshire Cancer Research Events Manager Charlie Jackett. Back Row (L-R) Underneath the Stars Festival Director Emma Holling, Cinderhill Farm’s Robert Barr. Photographer credit: Jonathan Pow.

Contact:

Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: nikki@ycr.org.uk

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 583 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.
  • For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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