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Cure Leukaemia supported by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce for a second year

Charity benefited from £10K raised by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce last year - in partnership wth Cure Leukaemia

Greg Lowson and Paul Faulkner
Greg Lowson and Paul Faulkner

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce has announced a second year of partnership with Cure Leukaemia after raising nearly £10,000 for the blood cancer charity last year.

The Chamber’s President Greg Lowson and CEO Paul Faulkner , who are both Cure Leukaemia Trustees, praised the work of the Birmingham based charity.

Mr Faulkner, who was previously Aston Villa’s Chief Executive, said: “I have been involved with Cure Leukaemia in a personal capacity for a number of years, and saw at close quarters its amazing work when the then Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2012.

“The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are proud to support a charity that not only does so much to help patients battling blood cancer but also boosts the reputation and economy of our great city.”

Former Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov at the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park 2013
Former Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov at the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park 2013

Greg, who is also the Head of the Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons, said: “I’m delighted the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce raise such a fantastic figure for Cure Leukaemia in 2015 and I’m sure every effort will be made to raise even more funds in 2016.

“As a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia I know the tremendous work being done by Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and his team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology and across the Midlands to deliver word first treatments to patients battling blood cancer in our region.

“I am certain the hard-working and dedicated team at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will ensure further vital funds are raised for this great charity.”

Last year the chamber raised £10,000 through quizzes, a summer barbeque, Christmas lunch and a prize draw at its annual business dinner and awards.

Former England footballer Geoff Thomas taking part in the Cure Leukaemia cycling tour ten years after going into remission from leukamia
Former England footballer Geoff Thomas taking part in the Cure Leukaemia cycling tour ten years after going into remission from leukamia

The money will help the charity access £100,000 worth of potentially life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients in the Midlands.

And it is set to once more benefit from funds raised at the Chambers’ business dinner and awards event in April.

Jackie Kelly the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Cure Leukaemia said, “We are honoured to be supported by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce again in 2016.

“The £10,000 raised in 2015 will do so much to help patients fighting this dreadful disease and we look forward to working with the Chamber in the year ahead.”

• To enquire about becoming a Corporate Partner of Cure Leukaemia email: Jackie@CureLeukaemia.co.uk

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