Kind-hearted YEP readers boost Half and Half Appeal

Jeremy Clifford, Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post (centre) presents  two cheques to representatives of St Gemmas and Wheatfields Hospice's in Leeds.

Jeremy Clifford, Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post (centre) presents two cheques to representatives of St Gemmas and Wheatfields Hospice's in Leeds.

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Generous YEP readers have raised thousands of pounds this year for St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfield’s Hospices through our long-running Half and Half Appeal.

Cheques were presented to staff from both hospices yesterday by YEP editor Jeremy Clifford.

Kind-hearted readers helped to raise more than £26,000 for the appeal.

The popular charity appeal has been run by the YEP since 1982.

Jeremy said: “We started the Half and Half Appeal in 1982 and I believe it’s the longest running newspaper appeal in the country. All the money just comes from our readers. They send in cheque after cheque to support the appeal.”

Claire Russell of Sue Ryder Wheatfields said: “A big heartfelt thanks to YEP readers for their generosity and commitment to the appeal.”

Tracy Dick, of St Gemma’s, said: “We couldn’t provide the care to people we do without the support of the Half and Half Appeal.”

The YEP’s Half and Half Appeal has raised almost £3million so far.

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