Stapleford Gardeners donate £800 to Leukaemia Research
Keith and Brown, representing Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, accepted £800 from Stapleford & District Gardenholders Association (SDGHA) in pouring rain at the Albany allotment site on Pastures Road.
The £800 was raised earlier this year through the annual raffle associated with the Stapleford Garden Show, as a continuing tribute to Diane Halford who died in 2010, after many years as Show Secretary and Committee member of the SDGHA.
This brings the total raised through the enthusiastic efforts of local allotment holders to £2,600 over three years.
In the UK 30,000 people are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer every year. Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity dedicated solely to research into blood cancers.
Founded just over 60 years ago, the charity receives no government funding yet its ground-breaking research has resulted in continuing improvements to diagnosis, treatment and cures.
Plotholders from the various Stapleford allotment sites, whose efforts resulted in the successful raffle result, present the £800 cheque to Keith Brown, Chairman of the Wollaton Branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
(Left to right: David Halford, John Lumbis, Keith Brown holding cheque, Mary Brown, Joe Joseph (Hon. Treasurer of the SDGHA), and “Harry” Harrison.)