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Bangers and cash is Beverley woman’s charity recipe

Beverley woman Holly Raper (pictured) is on a fund-raising mission for the third year in a row to raise money and awareness for the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.

She is organising her annual Wacky Racers event across the weekend of July 6th and 7th, which  sees teams in old cars go on a treasure hunt across the North Yorkshire Moors.

Holly and partner, Gerald, got involved with the national charity after losing Holly’s beloved grandfather David to pancreatic cancer in October 2012. Holly and her team developed the first Wacky Racers in 2016 as a fun way of raising funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer. Last year’s event raised a fantastic £3,831.97.

Holly said: “Wacky Racers is a completely different kind of charity event which not only raises money but much needed awareness of pancreatic cancer. I’d really encourage people who are think this might be something for them to give it a go.”

“My grandad David lost his battle with pancreatic cancer six years ago and it completely shook me. I since heard the shocking survival rates and I knew I had to do something.

The event is a challenge to organise, but it is all worth it for the amount we raise and to see how much people enjoy doing it.”

Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just five per cent, which is the lowest of any cancer. To find out more about pancreatic cancer please visit the charity’s website www.panact.org/symptoms

Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.  The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.

Ali Stunt, the CEO and Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action says: “We are delighted that Holly and the team are taking up the challenge again in 2018. We know that this event is close to Holly and Gerald’s hearts. Their fundraising efforts are amazing and without people like Holly and Gerald we couldn’t continue to do our work.”

A limited number of spaces for teams are still available so please get your applications in early. To apply please visit: https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/news/sign-wacky-racers-2018/