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Cancer groups’ double boost
8:33am Monday 30th April 2012 in Fundraising fun
Stephen Bellamy with the cheque which he donated to the Selby Committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research
Two local cancer charities held their annual lunches to mark another year of successful fundraising work.
The Selby branch of the Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research met at the Royal York Hotel and enjoyed a talk about Sir Titus Salt, the philanthropic founder of the Saltaire model village, near Bradford.
The event also saw the presentation of a cheque for £1,250 to the committee by Stephen Bellamy, whose wife Gail, a former ladies’ captain at Oaks Golf Club in Aughton, died from the disease last year.
The Selby-based members of the organisation have raised more than £137,000 to date for cancer treatment research in the county.
Meanwhile, York Against Cancer celebrated its silver anniversary with a tea party to reward volunteers for their dedication to the charity’s cause.
They were joined by the Lord Mayor of York, David Horton, for an afternoon tea at the Guildhall which was attended by 122 members of staff and supporters of the group.
Julie Russell, York Against Cancer’s general manager, said: “We wanted to thank our volunteers for all their hard work across 25 years.
“Without them we wouldn’t be able to run our street and shop collections.
“The weather didn’t impact on attendance and everyone had a lovely time.”
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