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Silent auction in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research
11:55am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
BIDS are being invited for items donated by members of the Royal Ballet in a silent auction to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Angela Kirkham Raine, who runs Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre in Malton is aiming to cycle 400km across Africa next month to raise funds for the charity.
As part of her fundraising efforts she has collected together the auction items including signed posters and pointe shoes.
She said: “My daughter Samantha Raine is ballet mistress with the Royal Ballet and I asked if she could help.
“Hopefully there are ballet fans out there who would love to have one of these items.”
Two years ago, Angela raised more than £7,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research by completing a bike ride in Jordan.
Angela took on the initial cycle challenge after her husband, John, was treated for cancer at St James’s Hospital in Leeds.
“This time I have been suffering with my hips and knees and knew I had to get back on my bike to help so thought I would look for another charity ride to give me an incentive,” she said. “I found a cycle ride across Africa where you could choose your own charity so I opted for Yorkshire Cancer Research.”
Angela said she was now trying to find the time to train before the event.
“At the moment I am quite worried about how I am going to manage the hills as there are more than I realised. This is completely out of my comfort zone but hopefully when I get there and get started I will feel better.”
Anyone is interested in bidding for any of the items below should put their bids and contact details into a sealed envelope and send them to Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre, Horsemarket Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7NB.
Alternatively you can email your bid to email@example.com
Lot 1 is a large signed poster of Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in La Fille Mal Gardee (reserve £75); lot 2, a large poster of Sarah Lamb and Angel Corella, of American Ballet Theatre, in Swan Lake (reserve £50); lot 3, a large signed poster of Sarah Lamb (reserve £50); lots 4 to 7, small signed posters of Sarah Lamb (reserve £20 each); and lots 8 and 9, signed pairs of Sarah Lamb’s pointe shoes (reserve £50 each).
To sponsor Angela visit www. justgiving.com/Angela-KirkhamRaine or phone 01653 693310.
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