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Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

Kate Granger bake

A doctor diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer has pledged to raise £250,000 for charity before she dies.

Kate Granger, 32, from Wakefield, has a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma and has raised money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre since learning she had the disease in August 2011.

Sarcomas are tumours that are made from cancerous bone, fat, muscle and blood vessels as opposed to other malignant tumours such as breast and lung

cancers, which are more common.

She had originally aimed to raise £100,000 for the charity, but a surge in donations has seen her raise her target to £250,000 after breaking through the original target.

The appeal director for Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Sheila O’Shea, was proud of the work Kate has done for the charity and for her projects.

She said: “Kate is quietly determined and is a warm person with a fantastic sense of humour.

“She is a very focused to make a difference and sees cancer as a disease that you have to live through, not a battle.

“We all love her dearly. She really has become part of our family.”

The main source of the donations has come from the sales of her two books ‘The Other Side’ and ‘The Bright Side’.

But other fundraising feats have seen both Kate and husband Chris take part in a number of challenges, including a trek on
the Great Wall of China and swimming the equivalent distance of the English Channel.

Kate is currently celebrating her ninth wedding anniversary in Venice, but will return in time to take part in a tandem
skydive on August 17.

To donate at Kate’s just giving page click the following link. (

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