Ashbourne News jumble sale is a huge success!

11th November 2013

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The Ashbourne News Telegraph has helped raise nearly £600 in a fund-raising jumble sale with the proceeds being split between Cure Leukaemia and Anthony Nolan.

The office at the Ashbourne News was overwhelmed by the huge amounts of items that were donated to them for the sale, which took place at the Town Hall on Saturday from 9am. Ashbourne News Editor Stephen Sinfield, who is on annual leave whilst he looks after his wife Katherine who has recently received a bone marrow transplant at the QE Hospital Birmingham, spent some of the morning helping colleagues.

He said: “As I stood in the town hall on Saturday and looked at the piles of clothes, the crowds of people and the support of my friends and colleagues, it dawned on me that it was all for my wife Katherine. These people have spent their time sorting out jumble for the sale, they have spent hours baking cakes and biscuits, and now they are spending their hard-earned money – all to help support my wife who has leukaemia.

“Katherine and myself are truly touched by the goodwill, generosity and genuine concern of the people of Ashbourne. I would also like to thank the hard work and dedication of the entire Ashbourne News Telegraph team. Every member of staff turned out on a weekend to help and support the event – often bringing along members of their own families to help. There aren’t many workplaces where you would find this level of commitment and support.”

Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to thank Stephen and all those at Ashbourne News Telegraph for their continued support. If you too would like to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia, please get in touch via info@cureleukaemia.co.uk or call us on 0121 236 9202.

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