The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will once again support blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia as its chosen charity for 2016 after a successful partnership last year raised nearly £10,000.
President Greg Lowson (left) and CEO Paul Faulkner (Right)
President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Greg Lowson chose Cure Leukaemia last year and the organisation will once again raise funds throughout the year. Last year’s £10,000 in fundraising through quizzes, a summer barbeque, Christmas lunch and a prize draw at its annual business dinner and awards will help access £100,000 worth in potentially life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients in the Midlands.
Cure Leukaemia will once again benefit from funds raised from the business dinner and awards event in April and a host of further fundraising events during 2016.
Greg, who is also the Head of the Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons, said:
“I’m delighted the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce raise such a fantastic figure for Cure Leukaemia in 2015 and I’m sure every effort will be made to raise even more funds in 2016.”
“As a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia I know the tremendous work being done by Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and his team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology and across the Midlands to deliver word first treatments to patients battling blood cancer in our region.
I am certain the hard-working and dedicated team at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will ensure further vital funds are raised for this great charity.”
Cure Leukaemia Trustee and CEO at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Paul Faulkner said:
“I have been involved with Cure Leukaemia in a personal capacity for a number of years, and saw at close quarters the amazing work Cure Leukaemia supports when the then Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2012.
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are proud to support a charity that not only does so much to help patients battling blood cancer but also boosts the reputation and economy of our great city.”
Jackie Kelly the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Cure Leukaemia said:
“We are honoured to be supported by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce again in 2016.
The £10,000 raised in 2015 will do so much to help patients fighting this dreadful disease and we look forward to working with the Chamber in the year ahead.”
To enquire about becoming a Corporate Partner of Cure Leukaemia email: Jackie@CureLeukaemia.co.uk