Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell has become a patron of Cure Leukaemia, the local blood cancer charity based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Talking about his history with the charity, Mr Purnell said: “I have been supporting Cure Leukaemia for a number of years now. It’s a charity very close to my heart and it was important to me to work with a cause I had a personal connection with.
“Cure Leukaemia is one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets. The Centre for Clinical Haematology at the QE, where the charity is based, is a world renowned centre for research and treatment of blood cancers. Its work is genuinely saving lives and making a difference to thousands of leukaemia sufferers and their families throughout the region. Becoming a patron means a lot to me and I’m already working closely with the Cure Leukaemia team to help their vital fundraising work.”
Cure Leukaemia raises money to fund research nurses and works with leading pharmaceutical companies to bring pioneering treatments to blood cancer patients – treatments that are not currently available through the National Health Service.