Cure Leukaemia’s Just One More campaign is close to reaching £40,000 target to fund a nurse!
As Blood Cancer Awareness draws to a close, Cure Leukaemia's 'Just One More' campaign is close to reaching the £40,000 target set at the beginning of September, enough to fund a specialist research nurse for a year.
'Just One More' has been supported throughout the region with ideas that have been fun, creative and effective. Rewired PR have donated 5p for every hot drink made throughout the month, charity partner Succeed Academy held a cake competition and the Cure Leukaemia office had a fine system in place for every member of the team!
'Just One More' was supported by Aston Villa's official charity 'Villa in the Community' at the recent Capital One Cup tie between Villa and Birmingham City. You can still donate to this campaign
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Warwickshire CCC supported the campaign by donating Just One More pound from every ticket sold at the opening day of the recent Investec Ashes Test Match at Edgbaston.
Bears Director of Cricket and Cure Leukaemia Patron, Dougie Brown, said: “It’s great to see the money that’s been raised at the Club being put to such good use.
The work Professor Charlie Craddock and his team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology do across the Midlands is phenomenal. They’re making a huge difference to the lives of people who unfortunately suffer from this terrible disease.
The Club’s donation will go to the heart of what the charity is all about, which is curing leukaemia.
Through the Just One More campaign, Cure Leukaemia is trying to raise at least £40,000, which sounds like a hell of a lot of money. But if we all donate £1 – and we can all afford to do that – it will make a huge difference to blood cancer patients.”
Cure Leukaemia has been Warwickshire CCC’s Lead Charity Partner since 2011 and the Just One More donation takes the total amount raised by the Test Match venue to more than £175,000.
Warwickshire’s partnership with Cure Leukaemia stretches back to 2006 when Ashley Giles MBE chose the charity for his Benefit Year.
James McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia, said:
“We’re extremely grateful for another generous donation from Warwickshire County Cricket Club, which is a huge boost for the Just One More campaign and our hopes of raising enough money during Blood Cancer Awareness Month to fund another specialist research nurse.
Warwickshire’s continued support for Cure Leukaemia is helping Professor Craddock and his network of nurses save more lives.
I would urge as many Midlanders as possible to follow Warwickshire’s lead by organising their own Just One More fundraising activities or donating Just One More pound.”
Just One More is Cure Leukaemia’s biggest-ever community fundraising campaign and sets out to prove that small donations can make a big impact.
Just One More is all about having fun while raising funds to enable more blood cancer patients across the Midlands, who have exhausted all options on the NHS, access to potentially lifesaving treatments.
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