President of The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Greg Lowson has chosen Cure Leukaemia as the organisation’s official charity for his year of office.
Cure Leukaemia will benefit from a host of fundraising initiatives organised by the Chamber throughout 2015 including quizzes, a summer barbeque and prize draw at its annual business dinner and awards evening on 23rd April 2015 at Birmingham’s ICC.
The funds raised will help support Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock and his teams based in the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and across the region, allowing them to continue their work to deliver ground-breaking new therapies to leukaemia patients.
In 2014, Cure Leukaemia launched its ‘Birmingham, let’s cure leukaemia’ campaign in collaboration with the University of Birmingham which aims to help the city find a cure for all blood cancers within the next thirty years. This partnership with the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce further strengthens this campaign as the charity strives to gain the support of the wider Birmingham business community to help towards this goal.
Greg, who is also the Head of the Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons, was made a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia earlier this year and has been a keen supporter of the charity for many years. He said,
“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to choose Cure Leukaemia as my chosen charity for my year of office at the Chamber. As a Trustee, I know the tremendous work that is being done by Professor Craddock and his team and hopefully we can raise significant funds to support them in 2015.
I know that the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce will ensure vital funds are raised for Cure Leukaemia in the next twelve months.”
Jackie Kelly the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Cure Leukaemia said,
“We are honoured and delighted that Greg has chosen Cure Leukaemia as the Chamber’s charity. It will not only benefit the charity financially but will also help raise the profile of Cure Leukaemia across the greater Birmingham business community.
Birmingham has a unique opportunity to find a cure for this terrible disease and this partnership will help towards that goal and help save the lives of leukaemia patients across the region.”
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017