Yorkshire Cancer Research on a mission
To tie in with Yorkshire Day, the good folks at Yorkshire Cancer Research have been out and about, calling in at Ebuyer HQ, raising cancer awareness and hoping to help people avoid and survive cancer.
Yorkshire’s very own cancer charity is raising money that will be spent on vital research projects in Yorkshire, where a significantly higher proportion of people are diagnosed with, and die from cancer compared to the national average.
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Celebrities have got in on the act too, throwing wellies to raise awareness and those vital funds. England cricket legend (yes, we’re already calling him a legend!) Adil Rashid, World Cup winner, has taken time from his busy autographing schedule and backed the campaign.
Said Adil, “There is a real need to raise awareness of the issues facing our region when it comes to cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is working to tackle these issues by raising awareness of the facts and funding vital research and services into the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer – but they need the support of people living here in our county to achieve their goal to save more lives.”
Kathryn Scott, chief executive of Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We need the people of Yorkshire to get behind the campaign and help us raise as much money as possible this Yorkshire Day.”
The Harrogate-based charity is hoping to raise £10 million per year. It’s mission: to see 2,000 more people survive cancer every year in Yorkshire.
The ‘Give it some welly’ campaign is trying to give cancer the boot! Several of the friendly Yorkshire Cancer Research Team joined Ebuyer.com at our Howden HQ to raise awareness and encourage staff to spread the word – and, of course, throw the welly!
They had a series of props to illustrate cancer and explained what to look out for, along with samples of fat and sugar quantities you can expect to find in your favourite foods and drinks. It was fun AND educational. Well done to all.
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