York Against Cancer Concert smashes fundraising target to receive grant from the Pavers Foundation

York Against Cancer has received a £2,500 grant from the Pavers Foundation as a result of fundraising carried out by the charity for 18 months, culminating in a York Brass Against Cancer a concert, on 19th January 2020.

The funding was applied for by Kenny Parker, Warehouse Operative at Pavers Head Office in York, through the Foundation’s employee- led grant application scheme.

Kenny, who’s brother-in-law, Mike Pratt, is a member of the Shepherd Group Brass band said:

“I am sure that this money will make such a difference to all cancer sufferers and their families. Most of all this money will give them hope!”

Kenny Parker, Warehouse Operative, Pavers Head Office


York Brass Against Cancer in Concert

The donation went towards sponsoring the event, which raised over £2,500 itself from ticket sales and bucket collections during the afternoon.

Mike Pratt commented on the success of the event and how enjoyable it had been to be a part of,

“The day itself was all and more than everyone involved in the organisation could have wished for with a near capacity crowd enjoying brass band music of the highest standard from two top class bands.

Thanks so much to The Pavers Foundation for kindly agreeing to sponsor the event, it means so much to a lot of people”

Mike Pratt, Shepherds Brass Group and organiser of York Brass Against Cancer


York Brass Against Cancer in Concert

Mike and the members of the Shepherd’s Brass Group are always happy to help out with local causes including York Against Cancer, knowing how much the charity means to so many people in the York area.

The Pavers Foundation are delighted to offer continual support to York Against Cancer, with this donation bringing the total donated to this charity up to £16,100 since the Foundation began in 2018.

To find out more about York Against Cancer, visit their website: https://www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk/home