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Yorkshire Cancer Research opens doors of new charity shop in Yeadon

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Emma Jacob


People in Yeadon now have the opportunity to support pioneering cancer research with the opening of a new charity shop on the town’s high street.

The first customers were welcomed through the doors of Yorkshire Cancer Research’s new shop in Cliffe Court today (Wednesday, 20 March).

Yorkshire Cancer Research staff and volunteers outside the new Yeadon retail shop Shoppers look at the donated items on sale in the new Yeadon charity shop

Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It’s great to be opening the new shop in Yeadon today. The opening is an opportunity for people in the area to shop, donate and volunteer to help make a difference for people with cancer.

“Yorkshire Cancer Research exists so that more people live longer healthier lives, free of cancer and the charity shops play a vital role in making this possible. The funds raised in Yeadon will help fund cancer research and pioneer new services for people with cancer in Yorkshire.”

The charity now has nine shops in Yorkshire, with plans to have 40 across the region by 2030. The shop in Yeadon is expected to raise £120,000 a year for world-leading cancer research.

The shop, which is open seven days a week, stocks a curated collection of ladies’, men’s and children’s fashion and accessories, homeware, and books.

The opening of the Yeadon shop represents the next steps in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s mission to have a shop on every high street in Yorkshire.

As Yorkshire’s cancer charity, we’re firmly rooted in local communities and the Yeadon shop will help raise awareness of the cancer research taking place in the region. It will also help to bring employment and volunteering opportunities to the community, as well as contributing to the high street.”

Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Donations of shoes and trousers on display in the Yeadon Yorkshire Cancer Research shop Racks of clothes organised by colour in the Yeadon Yorkshire Cancer Research shop Shoppers looking at shelves of donated books, ornaments and toys Easter themed display of donations within the Yeadon Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop

Yorkshire Cancer Research funds £61 million of cancer research and services, and 860 researchers and cancer experts are working with the charity to bring world-leading expertise to the region.

Researchers at the University of Leeds are investigating whether giving people with bowel cancer chemotherapy before surgery can help more people survive. The £3.4 million clinical trial, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, could help bring a gold-standard of treatment to hospitals across Yorkshire, and beyond.

Another programme funded by the charity is identifying the best ways to encourage people across Leeds to take part in cancer screening. Run by Leeds GP Confederation, the programme is working with eight GP practices in the city to help determine the best ways to raise awareness of the importance of screening, and support those invited for screening to attend.

The running of the Yeadon shop will be supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering can register their interest via the volunteer area of the website.