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A MASHAM tourism expert is hoping to raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research by inviting food lovers to host a simple supper for friends or family.

Susan Briggs has organised the ‘September of Seventy Suppers’ fundraising initiative in memory of family and friends who have lost their lives to cancer, including her father who died from a brain tumour, and in tribute to those currently fighting the disease.

She hopes to find 70 people willing to take part by holding their own event for at least 10 people, whether it’s a simple cheese buffet or an elaborate banquet.


Susan said:

My daughter, Nina, fundraised for Yorkshire Cancer Research several years ago and we really felt the money raised was going to a very good down-to-earth, practical charity. We were lucky enough to visit their research lab in Leeds on a day that a major breakthrough against liver cancer was announced to the media – proof that progress really is being made.

We hope the ‘September of Seventy Suppers’ can not only raise awareness of this fantastic charity but also raise funds to continue that progress. The Suppers can take place anywhere in Yorkshire, in private family homes, village halls or cafes. We’re hoping pubs and restaurants will get involved too as this is a great way to raise their profile in their local communities.



Louise Robinson, Regional Fundraiser for North Yorkshire at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said:

We’re thrilled Susan is choosing to support Yorkshire Cancer Research again and think this is a fantastic idea. We hope it will be the start of a remarkable fundraiser that can stick in our calendar.


Those attending a Supper will be asked to donate at least £10 for the experience, which will fund projects aimed at improving cancer outcomes in Yorkshire. Anyone interested in hosting a Supper should sign up as soon as possible at


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