Thanks for Giving Day!

on Friday, 27 November 2015. Tags cancer, CancerCare, cancersupport, Christmas, fundraising, Kendal, Lancaster, Thanksgiving

Today is Thanks Giving in America but we decided to start our own tradition and make today Thanks For Giving day!

We wanted to dedicate today to say THANK YOU to all our amazing CancerCare supporters who help us ensure that local families affected by cancer & life limiting conditions can access free, professional support whenever they need it!

The day began with some of our Fundraising Team writing thank you cards and signing certificates - here's Christine Wardle, CancerCare's Head of Income Generation:

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Later,we celebrated at ourThanks for Giving event at our Lakes Centre in Kendal (with lots of homemade cake!) and were joined by some very special guests.

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SAM 1549Ruth & Rob took on the Bay Cycle Way this summer for CancerCare, cycling 200km around Morecambe Bay!
SAM 1573Here's CancerCare fundraiser Penny Darby with 10 yr old Amber Rutherford - Amber is now sporting much shorter hair these days after chopping most of it off to raise funds for CancerCare!
SAM 1553L to R: CancerCare Fundraiser Richard Cogger with Calum and mum Tracy Procter and Helen Hartin. Tracy is a Friend of CancerCare and one of our brilliant volunteers!
SAM 1547Amy and her dad Andy are big CancerCare supporters. Amy & her sisters and mum took part in the Manchester 10k and junior events earlier this year.
SAM 1564Martin Ashby and Roger Tootell compare notes having both completed separate Lands End to John O'Groats cycle challenges for CancerCare!
SAM 1565Here's Richard Cogger and Pete from local business Castle Alarms who organised a team 'Coast to Coast' challenge.
slingerHere come the girls! Mums Vicki and Donna held a Ladies Night in Kendal raising over £3,000!
ashbyneilHere's CancerCare CEO Neil Townsend (Left) & Chairman Robert Webb (right) with Martin Ashby & wife Diane. Martin completed his Lands End to John O’Groats Cycle challenge this year raising over £10,000 for CancerCare! This was actually the third time Martin has completed this challenge and is a long time supporter of our charity, having also used our services a number of times. To date, Martin has raised over £50,000 for CancerCare. What an amazing guy!
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We are so incredibly lucky to have such fantastic supporters & friends and it was lovely to have the opportunity to personally thank everyone who has helped us this year.  Every single penny they have raised has made a huge difference to the hundreds of local families we have worked with. We couldn't have done it without them!

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