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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.