• Yorkshire Cancer Research, the region’s leading cancer charity, celebrates annual fundraising campaign ‘Give It Some Welly’ with world record attempt on Yorkshire Day
  • The charity is hosting the world’s biggest virtual welly wanging event to help raise funds to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

Yorkshire Cancer Research is aiming to set a new world record for the most wellies wanged in an hour this Yorkshire Day (1st August) to help raise funds to save more lives in Yorkshire.

The world record attempt will take place as part of the charity’s annual fundraising campaign, ‘Give It Some Welly’, which was launched earlier this month to raise vital funds to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the region.

In celebration of the campaign, the charity is encouraging people across the region to take part in the ‘world’s biggest virtual welly wang’, which will be hosted on Facebook between 2-3pm on Yorkshire Day.

To set the record, Yorkshire Cancer Research needs at least 250 participants to film themselves wanging their wellies and upload the footage to a dedicated Facebook event page within the one-hour timeframe.

Participants are being asked to make a donation for every welly they wang to help the charity reach its goal of raising £10m this year so more people in Yorkshire can ‘give cancer the boot’ for good.

Dr Kathryn Scott, chief executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re encouraging people across the region to join our ‘Give it Some Welly’ campaign and help put Yorkshire in the spotlight. All you need is a phone and a welly, and you can be part of a world record attempt by posting your video to our Facebook event page on Yorkshire Day.

“The past few months have been challenging and uncertain for many people, especially those affected by cancer, so the generosity of people in Yorkshire means more than ever before. We’d like our world record attempt to provide some light relief while raising life-changing funds to help minimise the impact of the pandemic on people with cancer in our region.

“With our ambitious target to fund £10 million of world leading research every year to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, we need people in Yorkshire to come together and help more people give cancer the boot for good.”

To join in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s world record attempt and to find out more, go to:  www.ycr.org.uk/world-record.

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