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20 December, 2016

Merry Christmas from Julia Mulligan and the staff at her Office

The image for this year's Christmas card was taken by Chris Shepherd - supporting York Against Cancer.

The image for this year’s Christmas card was taken by Chris Shepherd. Chris publishes her photos on her website at www.chrisshepherdphotos.com where 100% of the profit goes to support the charity York Against Cancer.

York Against Cancer is a small, independent, local charity. Over the last three decades they have raised more than £14 million to make a difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer.

Chris said:

We provide practical help and support for patients and their families living with Cancer in York and North Yorkshire and we fund vital research and education to prevent and cure cancer in the future.

We are supported by businesses, organisations, groups, schools and individuals and together we really do make a difference to the lives of local people.

Our work includes:

  • Establishing the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital was established in 1997 and since then paying the salaries of two staff   and providing free complementary treatments
  • Providing a free minibus service for York cancer patients to St James Hospital in Leeds for their radiotherapy treatments, covering  16,000 miles year
  • Providing 37 dematoscopes to GP surgeries across York to help doctors detect skin cancer more quickly and easily
  • Commissioning a £700,000 mobile chemotherapy unit to be delivered in summer 2017. It will be the only one of its kind in the local region and will provide chemotherapy treatment to patients in the outlying areas of north-east Yorkshire, reducing the need for them to travel to chemotherapy units in the main York and Scarborough Hospitals.
  • Giving around 200 cancer patients and their families each year a free  short break in our Whitby and Filey respite homes.
  • Setting up the Jack Birch Unit in the Biology department at the University of York where nationally and internationally acclaimed cancer research is undertaken
  • Giving free sun hats to more than 2,600 five-year-olds in 83 primary schools around York as part of our annual sun awareness campaign.

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