Land Rover 90 raised over £8,000 for Bloodwise

Bloodwise Charity Event Land Rover Winner

A Land Rover 90 raised over £8,000 for Bloodwise when it was raffled off, among other prizes.

In fact the raffle raised £8,395 for Bloodwise, a children’s cancer research charity.

The charity raffle was organised by Ocean Leisure Storage, South Brent with support from Aune Valley Meats, BLS, Devil’s Choice, Ribquest, Salcombe Sailing and Turnbulls.

Bloodwise, Formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity. The ogranisation was founded by the Eastwood family in 1960 when they lost their six-year-old daughter Susan to leukaemia.

“We’re the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity. We’ve been working to beat blood cancer since 1960. We fund world-class research; provide practical and emotional support to patients and their loved ones; and raise awareness of blood cancer.”

When the first voluntary branch was setup in 1960, fundraising for blood cancer research was a real step into the unknown.

With the dedication of supporters the charity grew to become a national organisation with over 150 local fundraising groups and six offices across the UK.

To date, over half a billion pounds has been raised and invested in cancer research, proving the Eastwoods right. More people are surviving for longer thanks to the support the organisation receives.

With no Government backing, the Bloodwise charity relies solely on the kind generosity of supporters.

Anne Valley Meats donated a meat voucher, won by Jeremy Wright.

Devil’s Choice donated a case of six bottles of Prosecco and 12 hand-dived scallops, won by Steve and Yvonne Scrivener.

Salcombe Sailing donated an outboard engine service, won by Dave Cotterill.

BLS donated a car service, won by Tracey Carter

Turnbulls donated a tracking device, won by Marc Lowery.

Ribquest donated a night at South Sands Hotel with rib ride, won by Alan Welch.

Ocean Leisure Storage donated a Land Rover 90, which was won by Stephen Jones.

Kudos to all involved in the charity event.

Find out more about Bloodwise on the official website: bloodwise.org.uk.

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