News & events

Donation in lieu of presents

Jean and Martin Ashton recently renewed their wedding vows in a special service at the historic church of St Helen in Treeton. The church dates back to the doomsday book and provided the perfect setting for the day. Mr & Mrs Ashton were joined by their friends and family for a celebration following the renewal. Rather than receiveing presents they asked for donations to be made to Cavendish Cancer Care and raised £600 for the centre. Many thanks to all those who made a donation.

Cinders Christmas Cracker – Winners

Pictured is the cast of Sheffield Theatres Panto with our volunteer draw co-ordinators Carol and Terry drawing the winning tickets for our Hamper Draw, Cinders Christmas Cracker. The winning tickets are:

  1. Simms 67694
  2. Blagbrough 58092
  3. Carr 41792
  4. Shawcroft 33882
  5. Lowry 9461
  6. Sandra 41145
  7. Forrest 58354
  8. Dodd 14990
  9. Foster 48481
  10. Wilde 74451
  11. Casgrow – 40337

Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket we raised £4,200 and thanks also to the team at Sheffield Theatres who once again gave their time to help us with the picking of the winning tickets

Co-op Donation

A group of 14 Co-op stores have been very co-operative, together raising more than £4500 to support our work. From a sponsored walk to Cleethorpes, Santa Races and Race Nights everyone has been involved in a fantastic team effort. Seen here are a group of the store managers presenting a cheque for £2860 inaddition to one earlier this year for £1664. Huge thanks go to everyone involved.

Sheffield Station Collection

Thanks to everyone who helped at our Sheffield Station collection and those who contributed, raising £381.79. We hope you enjoyed the Sheffield SingSoc Members who entertained the soggy commuters with some carols. This is the second time the team from the Sheffield Unison Office who organise regular collections for us have teamed up with Sheffield University Singing Society at Sheffield Station. Their singing was fantastic and brightened everyone’s day. Pictured are the Singing Society.

Platform Festival

Many thanks to the team at the University of Sheffield Platform Festival who presented us with cheque for £1000 from their 2012 event. So far the festival has raised more than £3000 to support our work and they are already fundraising hard for the 2013 event. You can learn more about the Platform Festival and their work at

Variety Show

Saturday 15th December – Variety Show at Grenoside Community Centre. Ecclesfield Parish Council host a Fundraising Variety Night. Doors and Bar open 6.30. Show starts 7.15pm at the Community Centre, Main Street, Grenoside. Tickets Adults £6.00, Concessions. £5.00, Family £18.00 (2 Adults & 2 Concessions) Refreshments served at interval. This event is in aid of us and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Food Fight Against Cancer

We are very privileged to have T.V. Celebrity chefs, James Martin and Brian Turner appearing at the Crucible for an exclusive one night only.  It will be an informative evening filled with fun and surprises yet, at the same time, learning from two of the best in their field. They will be cooking live on stage and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and two lucky people will get to join them on stage. The evening will be refereed by Look North’s Christa Ackroyd. General tickets are on sale and can ONLY be purchased directly from the Crucible Box Office. These tickets are £45.00. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see two of our best and well loved chefs performing for this one night only. All the monies raised will go to Cavendish Cancer Care, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Anthony Nolan. A fantastic Christmas present for that foodie in your life.

Steel City Beer Festival

Many Thanks to the patron and volunteers of the 38th Steel City Beer and Cider festival who raised £250 during this year’s festival.

Rome Cycle Ride

Richard Poxon travelled as far as Rome to compete in the Grandfondo Campagnolo a 100 mile cycle race around Rome’s hills. Not content with Sheffield’s seven hills Richard travelled to Rome to take part in this epic race raising a fantastic £4500 to be split between ourselves and Weston Park Hospital. His fundraising continues with a boxing show featuring Scott Jenkinson and Adam Etches on December 19th. Many thanks to Richard for his support