Final concert to boost charity funds

Yorkshire cancer research. From back left Susie Webb, Ellie Wood, Rachael Parkin. Front row Evie Parkin & Alex the bear

Yorkshire cancer research. From back left Susie Webb, Ellie Wood, Rachael Parkin. Front row Evie Parkin & Alex the bear

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Preparations are being made for the grand finale to a year of fundraising for a cancer charity.

Sisters Rachael Parkin and Susie Webb - and their friend Ellie Wood - have held a series of events in a bid to raise £3,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The trio - who have called themselves the Yorkshire Girls - have so far raised more than £1,000 and hope their final event, a charity ball, will help them hit their £3,000 target.

Mrs Parkin said: “It’s been a very tiring year but very worthwhile.

“The response we’ve had has been overwhelming especially with the tickets for the ball.

“Hopefully it will be a fitting end to what has been a fantastic year.”

The ball, hosted by DJ Jasmin Dean, will be held at Featherstone Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium on Saturday, November 29.

There will be a charity auction and live music from the band Rough Diamond and a magic show by Craig Roe.

Other events organised by the women this year have included concerts, cake sales and charity runs .

The trio first decided to embark on the fundraising challenge last December and their first event was a baking competition in Wakefield in March.

Mrs Parkin, 33, added: “We were thinking of doing something together, maybe a hobby, then we decided to do something for charity. We’ve lost family and friends to cancer so that’s why chose Yorkshire Cancer Research.”

The ball will also include an auction of merchandise from TV personality Carol Vorderman and basketball stunt team the Harlem Globetrotters.

Limited tickets for the ball are still available at a cost of £25 each, including a three-course meal.

Contact Mrs Parkin on 07513933927.