Setup 25 years ago to help York residents affected by cancer, York Against Cancer is looking for volunteers to lend a hand during their annual Awareness Day this Saturday.
The sad truth is that cancer unfortunately still touches nearly every family through a relative or friend. Back in 1987 a small group of people wanted to make life easier for local people with the disease, and the charity was born.
Their amazing work over the years has included the opening of the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital, where they still funding staff and complimentary therapies for patients, through to research and education. They also provide support for emotional, financial, even social issues for those diagnosed and their nearest and dearest.
A small army of street collectors are needed to make the Awareness Day a roaring success, with the afternoon slots (12pm-4pm) in particular needing volunteers.
Along with the street collection they are baking away for a cake stall outside M&S, where you can also stock up on charity Christmas cards. The education team will also be on hand to promote the charity and various aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Dancers, Bands, choirs and buskers will be donating their time to entertain the crowds and troops the day!
The meeting point is the Spurriergate Centre on Coney Street where you will be kitted out in a t-shirt and collection bucket.
So if you’ve a few hours spare this Saturday and want to channel York’s busy streets to helping a wonderful cause, simply pledge your time via the button on the right hand side of this article. You’ll be amazed the different four hours of your time can make!