Join Leeds’ first ever Culture Crawl for night-time city tour to boost Maggie’s cancer centre bid

Hundreds of people are hoped to take part in the first Maggie's Culture Crawl around Leeds. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Hundreds of people are hoped to take part in the first Maggie's Culture Crawl around Leeds. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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A cultural night-time 10km walk around Leeds’ most iconic sights will help to step up efforts to create a new cancer support centre for Yorkshire.

Would-be fundraisers are being urged to get involved with the first ever Maggie’s Culture Crawl around Leeds and support the YEP’s A Million for Maggie’s campaign to help the charity build a new centre at Leeds St James’s Hospital.

The walk will involve behind the scenes, after-hours access to Leeds landmarks including Holy Trinity Church, Leeds Town Hall, The Tetley and the University of Leeds’ Parkinson Building on Friday September 30 from 6.30pm.

Hundreds of supporters are hoped to take part as the charity aims to make plans for a £5million Maggie’s centre, designed by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, a reality.

Ben Feely, fundraising manager for Maggie’s Yorkshire, explained that the inaugural Leeds Culture Crawl comes after 10 years of similar fundraising tours of London.

“It’s wonderful to have a Maggie’s Culture Crawl taking place right here, taking in the sights and cultural gems of Leeds,” he said.

“As a charity Maggie’s Yorkshire relies on donations to raise the £5million needed to bring the new Maggie’s Centre to Yorkshire and to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support.

“I really hope the local community gets behind the event to help us support as many people affected by cancer, as well as their family and friends, across Yorkshire.”

The Maggie’s Culture Crawl through Leeds is £20 per place and the first 100 people to sign up to take part will get a £5 discount.

Participants are asked to raise at least £80 and will be sent fundraising packs to help them reach their targets.

Following the launch of the YEP’s A Million for Maggie’s appeal several fundraisers have started popping up. Harrogate Symphony Orchestra will host an Olympics-themed proms concert in aid of the charity at the Royal Hall tomorrow from 7.30pm. Tickets cost up to £14 from harrogatetheatre.co.uk.

To sign up to the Culture Crawl visit maggiescentres.org/ccleeds or email ben.feely@maggiescentres.org.

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