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Light of Lee Ball raises more than £7,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Light of Lee Ball raises more than £7,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

A ball held to celebrate the life of a Holmsfirth man has raised more than £7,000 for cancer research in Yorkshire.

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Nick Edmondson


The Light of Lee Ball was held at the Huntsman Inn, Holmfirth, in remembrance of Lee Stewart Walker, a father of two who passed away in April 2023 having been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The event, which marked what would have been his 52nd birthday on June 8, raised thousands of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity close to our hearts. During Lee’s illness, he received a groundbreaking immunotherapy treatment which helped to prolong his life. This was only possible through pioneering charities, such as Yorkshire Cancer Research"

Lee's Partner
Four people holding a cheque fundraised for Yorkshire Cancer Research

A huge thank you to Gini Wilde for organising a perfect, fitting tribute to Lee. I would also like to thank local businesses for donating amazing raffle and auction prizes and our wonderful guests for their generosity. The ball was a great celebration of Lee’s life and legacy. We are delighted that an incredible amount of money has been raised to help fund vital cancer research and services for people in Yorkshire.”

Lee's Partner

Eileen Broadbent, Treasurer of the Huddersfield Volunteer Group, Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Lee’s memory will live on and we are grateful to his family and friends for their generous support. His family requested funeral donations to Yorkshire Cancer Research and have held s a quiz fundraiser and the Light of Lee Ball. To date, more than £10,000 has been raised to help fund life-saving cancer research in Yorkshire.”