The PPR Foundation was represented by Irene Small at The Nidderdale Resource Centre fete, valiantly helped by Joanna Krawczyk, while Irene also took part in a family fun day with Pauline and Andy French from The Black Lion at Skelton-on-Ure. All money raised will be shared between Cancer Research UK and The PPR Foundation.
Meanwhile Pam Roberts and Paula Bearman returned to Harrogate Golf Club, attending the summer ball as guests of Ian Glover. It was a terrific evening and, thanks to the generosity of Brian and Lizzie Dennison from The Dusty Miller, the event raised £1,400.
Soldier Peter Roberts also took part in the 100km Trailwalker 2013 on behalf of The PPR Foundation in support of his father-in-law who had recently been given the chilling diagnosis of a brain tumour.
July also saw the start of The PPR Foundation’s inaugural BT 4 BT Week – an idea that had been on the back burner for some time. Initially, it was intended that the annual event would revolve around people raising money by getting together for breakfast or brunch under the banner of Breakfast Together For Brain Tumours. However, at Irene Small’s suggestion, it was agreed what “BT” actually stands for should be left open to interpretation and could also include other options such as barbecue together, bake time or simply be together.
The list suddenly became endless and the trial run was so successful – raising almost £3,000. This event will be repeated in 2014 and we hope will benefit from wider publicity.