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Fundraising for Leeds Cancer Centre Charity

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  • Event: Yorkshire Cancer Centre - China Trek 2010, 24 Sep 2010

Leeds Cancer Centre Charity

We raise funds to support patients at Leeds Cancer Centre

Charity Registration No. 1170369


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We did it!!! What a place and what a challenge. We saw some amazing sites, met some really genuine and lovely people. The challenge was hard, walking every day up some REALLY steep bits, sooo many steps, its a killer on the thighs! Not much sleep and very dodgy loos (they were a real challenge!). But bring on the next challenge!! 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who supported us in any way - every little bit really does help. So thanks again xxx

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My trek to China is only a small part of the challenge, raising the money is the other, but we are going to have fun doing it! I'll keep you informed of all the events we do and how much we raise. 

Race for Life

Well i really need to do more training so I have set some mini goals to keep me going. Race for Life was one, 5K run, yes i did run!! well most of it, just a couple of walks, more for traffic really. Completed the 5K in 35.32, not setting any records but i was quite pleased with it! have a look at the photo in my gallery - check out the Nivea pom pom boys :-) 

Come on England

Guess the minute the first England goal is scored has been running at The Academy in Harrogate, everyone who has been down to watch the match has bought a square, so far no-one has won, not really a suprise as there hasn't been many goals!! Come on England its for charity!

Every penny counts

Those ladies at the Trefoiled Guild have been busy again collecting coppers, bringing the total they have raised to over £200, thank you ladies.

Cakes cakes cakes...

The ladies of Pateley Bridge Trefoiled Guild musty have been baking all night to produce the spread they did for sale on Pateley Bridge high street, the table was groaning under the quantity of cakes - no-one was allowed to pass without a buying a cake so it is not surprising they raised a massive £160 and collected a few more sponsors for me on the day too! Many thanks ladies, it is really appreciated. Have a look on the picture gallery to see the ladies in action!

Teas at Fewston

Baking baking baking.....

If i see another scone I'll be sick! All our friends and families really came up with hte goods on this one. We had a table groaning under the weight of cakes (lots of cakes - not heavy cakes :-)!!). We made a staggering £800 on the day - we were told to expect to make about £400! We also had a treasure hunt round Swinsty - we left Rick in the cold selling sheets and directing peple to the hall to warm up. Harley and her friends rolled up their sleeves and washed up - thank you! I think the biggest thanks goes to my Mum for the unbelieveable amount of baking she did xxx.

Shopping Night

A night for the ladies, we had some lovely stalls, jewellery, clothes, bags make up etc. it was wvery relaxed and everyone had fun and bought a few pressies! Thanks to the ladies who had a stall, we appreciate your support. And a big thank you to the ladies who came we hope you enjoyed yourselves.


Well what a night - what set of to be a Master Class in culinery skills and a delight to the taste buds fast became Comedy Night at Birstwith thanks to Mr Gary Plant who kept us all entertianed mainly at the expense of his poor wife Sheila! The food was fab and the contestants were great sports. Even Rick and Ryan took part!! It was a really fun night - but looked really professional thanks to Piranha at Knaresborough who gave us Materchef Aprons to wear and DeSigns who made a big Masterchef sign for the wll -thank you!!


we are busy preparing our next events Nidderdale Masterchef on 20th March at Birstwith Church Hall, starts at 6.30. Tickets are just £5 inc a glass of wine and a buffet. It should be a really good night, we have an interesting bunch of wannabe chefs cooking. If you like food and you like a good laugh please buy a ticket. 

we are also having a Ladies Shopping Night at The Academy Harrogate on Tuesday 23rd March (busy week!!). We have lots of different stalls, gifts, clothes, jewellery, make up chocolate, what more could a girl want - wine!!??Yep we have that too! Just £5 a ticket includes a glass of wine. Come and shop, and don't feel guilty its for a good cause!


Well our first official event went off really well. A Chinese New Year party, we raised over £1200 on the night plus some very generous donations from friends. The whole event really had us buzzing and feeling positive about our challenge. The food was fantastic personally i think it was the way the veg were prepped, but some of it could be to do with Anna the chef who gave up a romantic meal out with her partner to chef for us - thanks Anna. Our auction of Priceless Promises went really well - we sold Rick and Matt our partners for a reasonable amount! Andrea and I unfortunately made a bit less!!! The whole evening finished on a flutter of Chinese Lanterns being released which looked brilliant. Thank you to everyone who came, helped, gave generously and made the evening a fantastic night out.


We made it in to the paper, and a lovely lady sent us a letter wishing us well and a donation. There are some really kind people out there.

Chinese New Year Party - 14th February

We are having our first BIG event; 14th February Chinese New Year Party. It's at The Academy in Harrogate £15 per ticket, includes a glass of wine and a 3 course chinese meal. There will also be a Priceless Promise Auction, I'm auctioning Rick to one lucky person! Anyone who would like to donate something please feel free. The aim of the evening is to have fun and raise some money - get in touch if you would like tickets.


we are going in the paper!!

Happy New Year to you all, hopefully we will be in the paper this week to raise awareness for the whole trek and get more volenteers but also so people we n=know will hopefully offer help and sponsorship. Rick is hoping to organise a football event for the old and new players of Summerbridge, if you would like to get involved please get intouch. You can call us on 01423 705185. thanks


Hopefully all my friends and families have received their Christmas cards with begging notes for donations! We have also had our first event - Ryan held a cake stall at School which he raised £20.20 with the help of his mates. We are going to need to sell a lot of cakes to get to our target, so planning lots of events next year. if you can think of anything or would like to help please let me know. Thanks

as well as keeping the events up to date hear, i also use the blog on my website


  • Thanks to Julie who organised it...
  • And we did it!!!
  • We got up at 4am and it was worth it! +7