Charity shop workers stand up to cancer

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A team of charity shop workers has reached new heights and raised more than £1,000 for a national cancer campaign in the process.

Janette Chambers, manager of the Cancer Research UK stores in Castleford, roped in a team of colleagues and volunteers to scale the 47-foot Ellis Bingham climbing wall at Xscape in Glass Houghton earlier this month.

They raised more than £1,000 through sponsorship and a collection for the charity’s Stand Up to Cancer campaign, which raises money to fund vital research for new and better treatments.

Ms Chambers, who lives in Airedale, said: “We had great support on the day. It was really tough but we all got to the top and we are really proud of ourselves.

The 47-year-old added: “What kept us going was knowing how tough cancer can be for people.”

Miss Prudhoe, who manages the Dewsbury store and lives in Castleford, said: “I lost my dad to cancer five years ago and many of our staff, volunteers and customers have also lost friends and family to cancer, so we all know how devastating the disease can be.”

Visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk for more information.