Cure Leukaemia were delighted to be supported by the Steve Bull Foundation, having been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities for a sportsmans dinner, held on March 26th.
The evening's entertainment, held at Molinuex, the home of Wolverhampton Wonderers Football Club where Steve Bull played for over 13 years, was hosted by BBC WM Radio presenter Jenny Wilkes in front of a packed out room. Paul Merson, former professional footballer turned football television pundit, re-lived his playing days as the after dinner speaker, followed by Aaron James, the UK’s no 1 Sporting Impressionist who had the room in laughter with his stand up performance.
The evening itself raised a fantastic total of £11,600, which will be split equally between Cure Leukaemia and Promise Dreams - the charities chosen by Steve Bull for the evening.
“I am thrilled the evening was such a great success and everyone who attended had good fun too.
Thanks to the generosity of the people in the Black Country we have been able to raise a significant amount money for two fantastic charities."
The Steve Bull Foundation was set up by former Wolves striker, Steve Bull, back in 2010. By using the success and good fortune that Steve enjoyed over the years, he wanted it to become a lasting legacy helping worthwhile causes from all sectors of the community. Sadly, football and Leukaemia have been closely linked recently with the likes of Stiliyan Petrov, Geoff Thomas and Jody Craddock’s son all suffering from the disease and all of whom have been treated through Cure Leukaemia in the West Midlands.
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