Sean Chapman from Settle has attended the Wednesday coffee mornings held at St John’s Methodist Church for a long time. When he found there was an opportunity, once a month, for people to host the event for a charity of their choice, he talked to his support worker about doing this.
With the help of his support workers, friends, family, and the people from Church, his event was held on 4th May in aid of Cancer Support Yorkshire which raised an amazing £521.35! Sean chose this charity because he has a family member who has been ill with cancer. He also knows that one of the enablers who supports him is a volunteer counsellor at the charity’s Skipton Centre on Otley Street.
Cakes arrived from some of the staff who support Sean, his family, friends, and a local shop worker. Sean also contributed himself by making chocolate cake and sausage rolls. He came up with the idea not only to sell cakes but to make afternoon tea boxes for people to eat in or take away. The event was a huge success and Sean received a round of applause from everyone to acknowledge his achievement.
Linda Enderby, the charity’s fundraiser said; “we are so grateful to Sean and everyone who helped him. As a small independent charity, we rely on donations to help provide free practical and emotional support to local people affected by a cancer diagnosis. Therefore, the money Sean has raised is very much appreciated by everyone at Cancer Support Yorkshire.”
For information about the services on offer, or how to host an event in aid of the charity please visit https://cancersupportyorkshire.org.uk/
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