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Harrogate community group raise £1,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

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Emma Jacob


A Harrogate community group has raised more than £1,000 for world-leading cancer research in Yorkshire.

‘Harrogate Nights Out’, a Meetup group made up of more than 1,000 members, have been fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research over the past year.

Johnny Dyson, Harrogate Nights Out organiser, said: “Every year we choose a charity to donate to, and this year we’ve had people within the group who have been touched by cancer, so it seemed like supporting Yorkshire Cancer Research was the right thing to do.”

Members of the group visited the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre, based at Hornbeam Park, to present the charity with the money they have raised to date. The visit also included an opportunity to see how the funds raised will help people in the region, including through the Active Together programme based at the centre.

Members of a community group presenting a giant cheque to Yorkshire Cancer Research

Active Together offers fitness, nutrition and wellbeing support for people following a cancer diagnosis. Delivered by a team of specialists, the service helps patients prepare for and recover from cancer treatment.

Juliet Glendinning, Director at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It was great to be able to welcome members of Meet Up to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre, thank them for their support and show them the charity’s groundbreaking work and research in Harrogate where we are helping people with cancer prepare for and recover from treatment.

“It is thanks to supporters, like Harrogate Nights Out, that the charity can continue to fund world-leading cancer research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Yorkshire.”

It was a moving and emotional experience to be able to visit the Centre and see the work that’s going on right here in Harrogate to support people with cancer, and I know that everyone who visited felt the same way”.

“Being able to donate to and support a charity that’s based in the local community feels really important. Seeing the Centre has spurred people on to continue to support the charity in different ways, so our fundraising certainly doesn’t end here.”

Harrogate Nights Out organiser