A LOCAL blood cancer charity is asking Silhillians to dig deep this September and help fund a specialist research nurse.
Cure Leukaemia is calling on local residents to spare £1 each in support of its largest-ever community fundraising campaign, ‘Just One More’.
To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the Birmingham-based charity is aiming raise at least £40,000 to fund Just One More specialist research nurse to help deliver potentially lifesaving treatments to more local patients.
By asking all sections of society – from businesses to schools, gyms to nurseries, community groups to the wider public – to devise creative fundraising ideas that will generate lots of ‘Just One More’ one pound donations, the charity hope to proves that small donations can make a big impact in bringing hope to blood cancer sufferers across the region.
Launching the campaign, specialist research nurse Donna Walsh said:”Just One More is a fantastic idea and I’ll be joining my fellow specialist research nurses in coming up with fundraising activities.
“Just One More is all about having fun while, at the same time, helping blood cancer patients survive this horrific disease.
“Huge strides are being made in the world of blood cancer but too many people are still dying.
“To combat this, we need more nurses so that more patients have access to potentially lifesaving treatments.
“I would urge as many Midlanders as possible to get involved and help us save more lives.”
Cure Leukaemia can provide collection tins, stickers and posters and want to hear from anyone supporting the Just One More campaign during Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Further information can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 236 9202.