It’s been a busy Spring of fundraising by the Driffield committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Volunteers manned the Butty Hut at the Farmers Market in April, thanks to the Driffield Agricultural Society, then hosted a day at Watton Grange, where people had the opportunity to purchase smart French fashion clothing, as well as a range of exquisite cushions and upholstery items and hand-thrown ceramics - the latter items produced by two very talented committee members.
Spokeswoman Carole Armstrong said: “Over £2,000 was raised at a delightful Vintage Teaparty in a marquee at Holme on the Wolds. Guests were welcomed with a glass of fizz which was followed by a fascinating illustrated talk on Fine China and the origins of the English Afternoon Tea ritual, given by Dr John Mohin OBE, Sales Director of Royal Crown Derby. We were extremely grateful to Dr Mohin, who presented the charity with two magnificent Royal Crown Derby bowls which we raffled during Tea, raising a figure of £700.”
She said: “Looking ahead, we will be hosting a display at Driffield Show within the environs of the James Mortimer Ltd stand – do please come and see us. We are indebted to Mortimers who have raised over £10,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research through a “Buy A Brick Appeal“ to their customers and suppliers for their new build offices. A fantastic achievement.”
Next on our agenda will be the East Riding Engine Club’s Steam Rally on August 9. “We will be collecting at the rally in Driffield on the Saturday evening, when we hope to rely once again on the great generosity of the people of Driffield. Please support this great cause. The prevention and cure of this disease must be close to everyones’ hearts - few families have not been touched by it.”
Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire’s cancer charity – they help the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer by funding world-class research into its causes, diagnosis and treatment, and we fund more than 200 internationally recognised scientists and clinicians who are committed to transferring their discoveries from the lab to the patient. For more information and details of how to support see our www.ycr.org.uk