Charity supporters honoured at awards

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A Doncaster-based cancer charity honoured sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers at a glittering awards ceremony.

The annual Aurora Awards recognise those who support the charity - which provides holistic treatment and therapies to cancer patients - throughout the year.

Supporters this year have raised funds at a host of events including a Santa Dash, fashion show and talent show.

The talent show was organised by Alan Leonard in Mexborough and raised over £5,000.

A spokesman for the charity said: “We’d also like to thank Mexborough volunteer Maureen Sampson; volunteers Hazel Moore and Sue Hodge and Aurora model Lorna Watson who raised £1,000 from her skydive.

“Four cheeky chaps who sold programs at the 2014 fashion show were also recognised for doubling the amount of programs sold at this year’s show.”

Some awards were presented to local businesses.

Recipients included the Frenchgate shopping centre, Eastside Regional Magazine Company and Debenhams.

Perry’s from Wheatley Hall Road were awarded the Valerie Lepedat award for its substantial contribution to the Aurora Fashion Show over the last seven years.

Ten year service certificates were also presented to loyal volunteers and employees - including senior Aurora therapists who received an award for their contribution to the charity.

Aurora provides holistic and beauty treatments including reflexology, massage, reiki, skincare and hairdressing to cancer patients.

The treatments offered are also available to their supporters for a suggested donation, which helps to continue the work of the charity to care for people affected by cancer.