CHOSEN CHARITIES

CHILDREN IN NEED

Children in Need 2014 provided us, once again with a fantastic evenings entertainment.

Alicia Brady sang throughout the evening, and we danced the night away.

The evening consisted of party games and a quiz and was rounded off with a pantomime – Snow White and the 70 dwarfs

Thanks to Sharon Sunley (Snow White),  Carl Tinson (Prince Charming),  Gary Culverwell (The Woodcutter), Claire Fielding and Allyson Knapton (Blue Birds) and Julie Lawton (The Wicked Queen).

Thanks to our 70 dwarfs (The Audience)

In total we raised over £550 from ticket sales, may we take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contined support.

 

THE YORKSHIRE CANCER CENTRE AND YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE

Yorkshire Cancer Centre & Yorkshire Air Ambulance are the club’s two other chosen charities. We hold an event over the summer to raise funds for these charities.

YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE – SAVING LIVES ACROSS YORKSHIRE

The YAA is an independent charity providing a life saving, rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire (4 million acres) for 365 days a year. The two air ambulances operate from Leeds/Bradford Airport and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.

The charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second ambulance in October 2007, they were the first ambulance in the UK to own and operate a dedicated air desk. With the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, it has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medical care throughout Yorkshire.

The swift medical interventions provided by the air ambulance crews has a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.  The fast medical response provided is vital to a patient who has received major trauma, especially with head and spinal injuries, as the air ambulance can avoid traffic congestion and uneven road surfaces.

Yorkshire has a vast topography that not only includes remote, rural and densely populated areas, but also includes major motorways and road networks such as the M62, M1, A1 and the M18. On average, when a patient has been received by the YAA, they will always be only 10 minutes from the nearest hospital and 15 minutes from the most relevant treatment centre. In some cases, this can save people’s lives.

The charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. Without the generosity of the public it would not be possible to provide this life saving service.

Thank you.

For further information visit www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

YORKSHIRE CANCER CENTRE – AIMING HIGHER FIGHTING CANCER

The Yorkshire Cancer Centre is the fundraising arm of St. James’s Institute of Oncology. This regionally is not only the largest cancer centre in the UK, it is the largest in Europe. Key researchers and practitioners in the field of cancer across the UK provide high quality cancer care by developing and maximizing leading edge science, research and technology within this state of the art building. Each day it has responsibility for treating 1500 patients from a population of 2.6 million, most of whom will have had a cancer diagnosis.

The £10million Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal was launched in 2007 immediately prior to the relocation of Oncology services to Bexley Wing at St. James’s from Cookridge.

The appeal supplements NHS budgets by purchasing those ‘extras’ to help ensure that patients continue to receive the very best treatment and care that the centre can provide. The four stranded appeal provides funding towards specialist medical equipment, scientific research and development, patient ‘home comforts’ and arts and gardens projects.

The appeal is now planning for the next 10 years – aiming even higher, developing research and treatments to ensure more people survive cancer through prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.

With your help we can improve cancer outcomes for patients throughout Yorkshire as we continue to challenge this indiscriminate disease that still claims one in three lives in the UK.

Thank you.

For further information visit:-

www.yorkshirecancercentre.org.uk