Yorkshire Yaks to hold charity rugby match to help fight cancer

The Yorkshire Yaks present a cheque for £10,665 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

A charity rugby game to help tackle cancer will be held at Wensleydale RUFC this Saturday.

The match will see a Wensleydale team made of current and former players take on a Yorkshire Yaks Invitational 15.

The Yorkshire Yaks fundraising group have already raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

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The group was formed by cancer survivor Adam Alderson, from Preston-under-Scar.

Adam refused to give in after being diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei – PMP for short – a very rare form of cancer that grows inside the abdominal cavity and will crush and destroy the organs unless treated or removed.

Instead, he fought the disease and, with the help of a team of medics who performed a ground-breaking multi-organ transplant operation, he survived.

Earlier this year the Yaks, including Adam and wife Laura, raised money by taking part in the Mongol Rally. driving 10,000 miles across 11 countries in a couple of Suzuki Jimneys.

Adam and Laura presented a cheque for £10,665.62 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

They also donated money to the Steve Prescott Foundation, which was started by rugby league star Steve Prescott who eventually died from PMP.

Kick off on Saturday is 3pm.

There will be a raffle and auction of sporting memorabilia in the clubhouse after the game.

Everyone is welcome.