Deadline looms for Crocus Cancer Appeal events

8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

By Julie Tickner

Schools still have chance to get involved with our big fundraising week for the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal and have fun at the same time.

Children are being urged to think creatively and host an event for Crocus Week which runs from this Saturday to Sunday, May 18.

And as an incentive any school which signs up is in with a chance of winning £500 of book vouchers. From bake sales, to fancy dress days and getting your teachers in a bath of beans – anything goes and we’re keen to hear what you have planned.

Foxhill Primary School in Queensbury is one of those taking part and is planning on fundraising on Friday, May 16, and Monday, May 19, after children finish their SATs.

University development officer Victoria Collins said: “We are really hoping that local schools get involved with Crocus Week and hold their own fundraising activities. Pupils can fundraise for the appeal any time of the year, so if you’ve not planned anything for Crocus Week, don’t worry you can still arrange a wear it purple day, spelling bee or bake sale, every donation helps towards the appeal. This is a great opportunity for schools to contribute to a local appeal whilst having lots of fun.”

The T&A is working with The University of Bradford, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Sovereign Healthcare Charitable Trust to raise £1million for the discovery and development of new cancer medicines at the University’s Institute of Cancer Therapeutics.

Crocus Week is your opportunity to get involved and raise funds for ground-breaking research taking place right here in Bradford.

To sign-up for Crocus Week, or to volunteer for an abseil which will start the week on Saturday at Jury’s Inn Hotel.

Call (01274) 233165 or click here for more information.

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