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Our Pamper Evening was a great success! We raised a fantastic £1,428.24 and had some lovely gifts on sale, including Christmas decorations, beauty products and of course lots of beauty treatments. A big thank you to everyone that was involved and helped to make it a big success. We can't wait for the next one in May!


Huge THANKS to Sarah from LITTLE BEAU SHEEP for hosting a wonderful ladies lunch for Breast Cancer Research Action Group at the Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding. Fascinating learning about her craft and some even tried their hand at it! Shopping after was a massive hit as you can see! A big thank you to The Wheatley Arms for their continued support!


The AAA programme was launched in April 2012 and the team has always delivered excellent results.

This was their first external assessment and the assessors were extremely impressed with the service delivery model in place at LTHT and the quality of service that is consistently achieved.

We were told that the team has a positive and dynamic approach in encouraging vulnerable and hard to reach groups to attend for screening, which is something they can be very proud of.

The external professional assessment team gave very positive feedback to the Breast screening team which they acknowledged as being a relatively well-established unit which is both well managed and and a centre of excellence that other teams are keen to collaborate with, both nationally and internationally.

The team is led by Dr Nisa Sharma who is keen to ensure that patients and staff benefit from participation in research and be part of sharing good practice with colleagues.


The BCRAG ladies recently presented Paul Edmondson, the G.C. President of the Horsforth Golf Club with a plaque to thank them for all thier support they have given The Breast Cancer Research Action Group since1994.

Pictured: Paul Edmonson, Jean Pinder, Katie Simpson, Anne Leng, Margaret Stead (Founder of BCRAG) and Susan Wright.


A massive well done to the BCRAG ladies who did a bag pack at M&S, Pudsey - an amazing £762.55 was raised for breast cancer research.

A big thank you to everyone who popped their loose change in the bucket and to M&S for their support.


What an absolutely brilliant evening the Pamper Evening was on Tuesday, we had some amazing Christmas stalls and bargains and all the ladies enjoyed their pamper sessions.

An astonishing £1,583.61 was raised on the night, wa BIG thank you and well done to everyone involved and all who donated their time to make this the success it was.


On Friday 9th September, a "Pink Day" was held at Morrison's Kirkstall to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Research Action Group. For more photos on the day, visit our Facebook page.


On 17th August the Fundraising Team was invited by The Pride of Britain Awards and TSB to Victoria Gardens in Leeds City Centre to be interviewed about each charity appeal and have photos taken beside the Pride of Britain Tour Bus and with Amanda Byram. Read more about the day here.


A big thank you to The Luncheon Club who raised £125 for Breast Cancer Research Action Group at their recent Afternoon Tea.


On Tuesday Julian Hartley visited the Leeds and Wakefield Breast Screening service at Seacroft Hospital and met service Manager, Deborah Clayton and Consultant Radiologist Dr Michelle McMahon who gave him a tour of the department.

It was a great opportunity for him to talk to members of the department including admin staff, Assistant Radiographer Practitioners, Radiographers and Breast Care Nurses.

He was taken though the various research trials that are currently ongoing, including Tomosynthesis, the machine bought with the money raised by the Breast Cancer Research Action Group supporters, using a state of the art 3D mammography system that improves cancer detection rates and the early stages of research using contrast enhanced mammography.


What an amazing night at the Pamper Evening last night, a fabulous £1,082.05 was raised. A big thank you to everyone who came along and help raise such a great amount.

A big thank you to Cathy Gallagher for raising £9,660 at her recent 80's night, seen below accepting flowers from the BCRAG ladies.

You can see all the photos from a brilliant evening on our Facebook page.


A £125,000 tomosynthesis X-ray machine, which can detect cancer through detailed 3D images, was donated by the Breast Cancer Research Action Group (BCRAG) and presented to Seacroft Hospital’s breast screening unit on Friday.

Dr Nisha Sharma, director of breast screening in Leeds and Wakefield, said the technology will be used on women whose initial mammograms suggest possible cancer to determine whether they have the disease earlier. It will stop those without cancer from having unnecessary biopsies.

She said: “It could save a lot of pain and worry for a lot of women. It is a good test and it will improve the patient pathway from second stage screening.”

The presentation also appeared with a video on the Yorkshire Evening Post website, which you can read here.

For all the photos from the presentation, please visit our Facebook page.


A HUGE well done to Lucy Williams, who bravely participated in The Big Jump 2015 for Breast Cancer Research Action Group on Sunday 26th July.