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4:39 PM 17th November 2023

Weston Park Cancer Charity Announces Christmas Star Appeal

Weston Park Cancer Charity Christmas tree decoration.
Weston Park Cancer Charity Christmas tree decoration.
South Yorkshire and Derbyshire charity Weston Park Cancer Charity is delighted to announce its annual Christmas Star Appeal.

The appeal aims to not only raise money to fund vital services but to also encourages people to leave a message of thanks, in celebration or to remember someone special.

As well as the Christmas Star appeal, the charity is set to host a raft of other activities for the people of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to get involved in to help raise money as well as to create some Christmas memories for those affected by cancer.

The charity is hosting its Sing Under the Stars event at Victoria Hall in Sheffield on Thursday 14 December from 6pm. The event will see festive entertainment from the Sheffield Cancer Choir, The Rock Choir and a brass band.

People are also able to buy Weston Park Cancer Charity Christmas cards and merchandise on the charity’s online shop.

The charity’s recently launched Big Purple Bus, will be continuing to visit local communities to offer free support and wellbeing guidance for people who have questions around cancer support.

The Big Purple Bus will be at Meadowhall on Saturday 18th November from 10am - 4pm and Sunday 19th November from 11am – 4pm.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is also pleased to share that even Westie – the charity’s official mascot – has entered the festive season by donning his Christmas Pyjamas and is available for festive school visits.

Emma Clarke, CEO at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said:
“We’re delighted to announce the launch of our annual Christmas Star Appeal as well as a whole host of festive activities to help raise money and awareness.

“We know that families facing cancer around Christmas need our support more than ever and that’s why we urge our local community to give where they can – whether that be a monetary donation or time working as a volunteer.

“We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our supporters for their dedication and support during 2023, we really appreciate all that you do, and your hard work never goes unnoticed.”

Visit Weston Park Cancer Charity’s website to find out how you can get involved in their Christmas Star Appeal: