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Doncaster town crier’s charity challenge

Doncaster Crier Henry Cryer delivers his message at Clock Corner.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster Crier Henry Cryer delivers his message at Clock Corner. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster’s Town Crier is taking on a challenge all in the name of charity.

The aptly named Henry Cryer is aiming to cry in five towns on Yorkshire Day, August 1.

The event – Yorkshire Cry for Firefly – will take Henry to Doncaster, Hull, Northallerton, Wakefield and York, where he will cry the ‘Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity’.

He said: “I know that many town criers have cried this declaration in their own towns on Yorkshire Day. However, I believe I will be the first to cry in York and the administrative centres of The Three Ridings as well as my own town of Doncaster.

“I feel that this is a unique event.”

The aim of the cry is to help raise funds for Firefly – a unique and free service to cancer patients in Doncaster.

Henry added: “They provide invaluable support and service with transport to and from the Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

“Imagine having to travel to Sheffield on a daily basis for six or seven weeks to receive chemotherapy. Firefly offers a door-to-door service.”

All money raised from the event will go to support the work of Firefly, which relies on charity and volunteers.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Henry can contact him via the website www.henrycryer.co.uk/fireflycry

 

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