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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Putting the fun into fund raising

I am writing this post on behalf on my good friend Anne and all the good work she does. It's not a sponsored post but a helping hand to Yorkshire Cancer Centre and in memory of mum. I can recall the support we were given as a family when mum was diagnosed over 25 years ago and without people like Anne and organisations like Yorkshire Cancer Centre it would be a much tougher time for all those affected by cancer. Please take a moment to read Anne's story and if you could tweet or pass on the good word that would be fantastic. And if you fancy a trekking trip even better! At the last count there were still a few places left so sign up now! What else could you possibly be doing on 4 - 13 October this year or 1 - 11 March 2014?!

In April 2008, Anne was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Breast Cancer and went through a year of gruelling treatment including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It was pretty tough, but it was during that time that she was struck by the great work that goes on at the hospital.

For the last year she has volunteered in the fund raising department of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre (YCC), based in the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital in Leeds and has seen at first hand the fantastic work they do to support the many cancer patients & families from the huge catchment area which the charity serves (2.6m people across Yorkshire, over 2000 patients treated daily at the centre).

To her credit Anne now manages the International Trekking Challenges side of their fund raising, which increasingly plays a vital role in generating funds that directly benefit the  local cancer patients, and is currently promoting our Great Wall of China Trek, October 2013, and Trek Nepal, March 2014.  But – they really need more people to sign up for these challenges, and as soon as possible. 

Both treks are proving very popular:some participants are looking forward to tackling China's great Wall, one of the modern seven Wonders of the World, others cant wait to witness the awe-inspiring Himalayan Annapurnas of Nepal. But Yorkshire Cancer Centre is still looking for more people to join up, and advise would-be trekkers not to worry about their fitness levels or the fund raising - both are definitely achievable

Maybe these guys could inspire you.

Don't think about it just do it! You will not regret one moment. Make the commitment. Enjoy the fund raising and enjoy the whole experience. it will be one of them best things you ever do
Kevin Pickering

The cheerfulness and enthusiasm of the YCC team together with efficient and excellent organisation made the whole experience very rewarding on every level
Kay Nicholson

A wonderful experience that totally exceeded all our expectations. it was a privilege to be part of a team dedicated to raising money for such a worthy cause. a life-changing journey!
Catriona Lyon


So if you fancy China, or Nepal or would like to be more involved in Yorkshire Cancer Centre Anne would to hear from you.

Twitter - @YCC_Appeal
Email - anne.o'reilly@leedsth.nhs.uk

1 comment:

  1. Helena - thanks as always for your comments, keep up the good work have taken a peek at your links

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