MESSENGER Winter 2017
Life with Cancer 2017 An event supporting those affected by cancer
Projects you are making happen First mobile lung cancer screening trial Life with Cancer Free Event
Registered Charity 516898
Register today for your FREE place
Thursday 16 November 2017, 10am - 4pm Harrogate Convention Centre
Visit www.ycr.org.uk/lwc2017 or call 01423 501269
Saving Yorkshire Lives
Thank you for helping the people of Yorkshire tackle cancer… Without you, we couldn’t fund as many vital research and community health projects in Yorkshire as we do. With support like yours, the 30,000 people in the region who are told they have cancer each year will have better access to the treatment and services they need when dealing with a diagnosis. Take a look at the range of exciting projects below that are helping so many people avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
£7m Investment into Lung Cancer & Early Cancer Diagnosis This incredible multi-million pound investment will take the form of five successful projects: £5.2m – invested in the UK’s largest mobile lung cancer screening trial, carried out in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. £712,501 – invested in a community health campaign in Hull encouraging smokers and ex-smokers to attend lung health checks. £272,142 – invested in funding research at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Manchester and specialist cancer centre The Christie NHS Foundation Trust to improve radiotherapy treatment for patients with lung cancer. £486,014 – invested in a health check project aimed at improving the early diagnosis of cancer in disadvantaged communities across Yorkshire. £347,666 – invested in improving participation in bowel scope screening in Hull.
Improving Cancer Treatment in the Region We‘re bringing 10 of the UK’s most promising researchers and cancer specialists to Sheffield in a multi-million pound project that aims to further reinforce the city as one of the best centres in the country for patient-focused cancer research.
Working with the University of Hull to Tackle Cancer Inequalities Working in partnership with the university, the Hull York Medical School and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, we’ll deliver a series of five-year research projects that will ensure more people in the city survive cancer.
Our ‘Wise Up to Cancer’ Scheme is launched The ‘Wise Up to Cancer’ programme has been rolled out in West Leeds and Wakefield, in partnership with community organisation Barca-Leeds, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and Leeds Beckett University. By providing simple health checks in lots of settings like pharmacies, community centres, shopping centres, and workplaces we can help people make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their chances of developing cancer.
Find out more at www.ycr.org.uk
Improving Cancer Outcomes for Asian Women in Bradford Using a £216,000 award from the Tampon Tax Fund, we will launch a scheme aimed at women in Bradford’s Asian communities to improve early diagnosis by raising awareness of vital cancer screenings and signs and symptoms.
Keeping you Safe in the Sun at Beverley Racecourse We’ve loved partnering up with Beverley Racecourse, keeping staff and race-goers prepared for the hot summer weather with sunscreen dispensers and raising money by selling UV colour-changing wristbands.
Active Beyond Cancer programme gets off to a great start Delivered at Xercise4Less North in partnership with Leeds Rhinos Foundation, our first group of ladies have completed a 12-week course offering great tips on how to get active after diagnosis. We can’t wait to start the next three courses in the coming 12 months!
Bringing National Experts to Yorkshire March saw a meeting of national cancer experts at the charity headquarters in Harrogate, focussed on improving the experience of cancer patients living in the region. Following this workshop, researchers have been invited to apply for some of our essential funding. We’re looking forward to announcing the successful applicants in January 2018.
Getting Active with Sheffield’s Move More Month We were delighted to invest a fantastic £50,000 into the Move More city-wide interactive challenge, resulting in over two million active minutes from the people of Sheffield!
We are only able to tackle Yorkshire’s cancer problems because of the support of people like you.
Life with Cancer 2017 Supporting those affected by cancer For patients, carers and loved ones
Thursday 16th November 10am-4pm, Harrogate Convention Centre
Register today for your FREE place
Whether you’re learning to live with a new cancer diagnosis, or living with side-effects following treatment - you’ll want to come to our first ever Life with Cancer event.
Living with or beyond cancer – or caring for someone that is going through this – can be incredibly hard. This free event is designed to tackle some of the things that can seem impossible to overcome when cancer touches our lives. Things like how to talk about cancer, how to manage side effects and how to get back into exercise as well as essential financial and legal advice. But it won’t just be all talk, there’ll also be gentle Pilates, Leeds Rhinos exercise introduction classes and mindfulness sessions running throughout the day to help you explore what could work for you. So, make sure you register for your place now and follow the event’s Facebook page for any useful updates plus travel discount information.
Dalby Forest - Santa Fun Run It’s never too early to get a visit from Santa...
Don your most convincing red and white fur-trimmed outfit and get your jolly on because you can now register your interest in the Dalby Forest Santa Fun Run. Apart from the pleasure of looking ridiculous for either 5K or 2K (Kiddy Dash), you’ll also be raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Go to www.ycr.org.uk/santafunrun to register your interest.
Ways to Give Regular gift - for monthly donations visit: www.ycr.org.uk/donate Donate today - give online at www.ycr.org.uk or call 01423 501269 Text - text YORKSHIRE to 70007 to donate £3. Legacy gifts - speak to your solicitor if you’d like to leave a lasting gift. Alternatively send a cheque or postal order to us at:
Setting up your own fundraising page? go to www.ycr.org.uk/ sponsorme
Yorkshire Cancer Research, Jacob Smith House, 7 Grove Park Court, Harrogate HG1 4DP
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www.ycr.org.uk 01423 501269 [email protected]
Saving Yorkshire Lives