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12 Aug

Yorkshire Cancer Research- Fundraising Events update!

Our partners Yorkshire Cancer Research have been engaging with the cricket community to raise awareness of the Don’t Get Caught Out by Cancer sun awareness campaign. They have been handing out their fundraising packs which help clubs and businesses over the county hold their own events to raise funds and awareness for the charity.

They have had a fantastic response so far with 20 clubs expressing an interest in working with the charity.

On Sunday 7th June, approximately 100 people swarmed to Altofts CC to watch the home team play Wrenthorpe CC in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Campaign.
The day was an array of blue and pink, from cupcakes to bunting, ribbons to raffle prize envelopes and even blue and pink stumps! The teams also had specially sponsored t-shirts featuring the charity’s logos.

Alongside the match there was Go Karting, a raffle, BBQ, Indian cuisine, a cake stall and a tombola. It was a very special day as it was the first of Yorkshire Cancer Research’s ‘Yorkshire V Cancer’ events.

Throughout the day there was a ‘crowd catch incentive’ which meant that the first person in the crowd to catch a six over the boundary would win £10. However, during the entire day nobody managed to catch it.

Altofts CC were the successful winners of the day with the total money raised just short of £1,400 to be split between the two charities.

Yorkshire Cancer Research attended to support the day and to promote their sun awareness campaign, which includes the message that even on an overcast day UV rays can have damaging effects.

Stones CC held their very own Family Fun Day on the 14th June to raise funds for the club. Yorkshire Cancer Research attended to promote the partnership and their #StaySafeInTheSun campaign. They handed out their new UV wristbands which turn purple when you are exposed to UV light. They were also there to spread the word that they are Yorkshire’s own cancer charity helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

“We had a great day raising vital funds to support the club throughout the upcoming season. Yorkshire Cancer Research’s attendance is always welcomed at any of our events as we feel it is vitally important to encourage the youngsters of cricket to protect themselves in the sun.” – Kate Turner, Family Fun Day organiser

It was a very successful day with around 90 people attending and Yorkshire Cancer Research raised £70 in raffle tickets for their R U Taking The P? Dickie bird book and mini bat raffle.

If you would like to out on your own Yorkshire V Cancer event or find out more information please contact Sophie on sophieb@ycr.org.uk or 07470 057493.

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