As part of the group’s commitment to support and raise funds for local and national charities we also held a joint cheque presentation to hand over the monies raised from the sales of our 2015 Calendar to Yorkshire Mesmac and Prostate Cancer UK. The total amount raised was £1254, divided between the two charities, bringing the total raised by the Yorkshire Bears over the last year to well over £1600.
The cheques were presented to Aaron from Mesmac, who laid on loads of nibbles and glasses of bubbly, and Mick from Prostate Cancer UK, who gave the group a talk about living with prostate cancer and what to do if members had any medical concerns. We also managed to pack 3,500 safer-sex packs during the evening, stopping only when we ran out of lube – don’t you hate it when that happens?
Creator of the Yorkshire Bears, Geoff Widdop said ‘Whilst the group is primarily a social group with its core activities based around having fun and making new mates, the group are very proud of their social responsibilities too and have great members who support us in our fund raising efforts throughout the year. We cannot thank the members enough for their support in helping the group raise these fabulous amounts of cash for very worthwhile charities.’