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  • Over £200k raised by the Master Cutler and local businesses

    September 30, 2022

    On Wednesday 28th September we were delighted to celebrate the end of the Master Cutler’s Challenge and announce an incredible £200,737.51 raised.

    On the 5th October 2021, Cavendish Cancer Care were adopted the as the chosen chartity by the Master and Mistress Cutler, James and Jo Tear. The Master Cutler is elected each year and acts as the ambassador for manufacturing in Sheffield. As well as this, they choose a charity to support throughout their term in which they will raise funds and awareness of the work. Cavendish are close to their hearts and in particular the way in which we support whole families, including children on their cancer journey.

    Throughout their term, they have supported Cavendish by running their own series of fundraising events from Sherry Tasting, to Golf Days and more recently completing the Sheffield 10k. Another important aspect of their year is leading on the Master Cutler’s Challenge. The Challenge started in 2008 and encouraged local businesses, schools and organisations to raise as much as possible from a £50 stake.

    This year, we have seen over 60 businesses take part and challenge themselves to everything from a week long cycling challenge, Yorkshire 3 Peaks, climbing Snowdon, 12 hour walks and many more. There have also been an array of events take place including DLA Piper’s city-wide Monopoly Challenge, Muscial Bingo, Quiz Nights and Gin Tasting.

    The culmination of all of these events has been incredible and raised the fantastic final amount over £200k. At the celebration event, our CEO Emma Draper, thanked everyone for taking part in the challenge and announced that this figure will fund the whole charity for 3 months! Making a huge difference to those that we support, this helps enable us to be there for local families affected by cancer and offer them the support when they need it most.

    Photos from the night are to follow and keep an eye on our social media to see more from the brilliant year of fundraising.