Ripon Yorkshire Stars

19th November 2021

Two thousand stars twinkled on the west front of Ripon Cathedral this week – one for every life Yorkshire Cancer Research aims to save from cancer every year in their region.

Ripon Cathedral lights up with 2,000 ‘Yorkshire Stars’ to launch cancer charity’s Christmas campaign

The projection marked the start of the charity’s ‘Yorkshire Stars’ Christmas campaign.

Juliet Glendinning, Director at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said:

“This Christmas, we’re joining with people across Yorkshire to remember and celebrate loved ones and raise awareness of the impact of cancer in the region. Together, we are aiming to light up 2,000 lives and see our Yorkshire Stars shining brightly this Christmas.” 

In return for a donation, stars can be dedicated to those who have recovered from cancer, in recognition of those living with cancer, in tribute to those who care for people with cancer, or to remember those who have lost their lives to cancer.

The stars will feature on a virtual ‘Yorkshire Stars” Christmas tree and each one will hang on a real tree inside the charity’s Ripon shop.

The Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd John Dobson DL said:

“As we approach Advent and Christmas, the thought of a star leads us here at Ripon Cathedral to think of Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus as the saviour of the world. 

“These 2000 stars, projected onto the cathedral’s west front, celebrates the efforts of Yorkshire Cancer Research to save 2,000 lives every year in Yorkshire

To find out more, or to dedicate a Yorkshire Star, visit: