Fundraising gives hope to patients waiting for stem cell transplants
“DKMS is a charity that’s very close to our hearts because several of my colleagues have personal experience of, or close connections with blood cancer. I’m so proud of my team for raising more than £15,000 to help DKMS in their vital mission to give people with blood cancer a second chance at life,”
Speaking at a special event on Tuesday 17 October, hosted at Staffordshire-based Chasetown Civil Engineering’s headquarters, Euan Grant, Managing Director presented a cheque for over £15,000 to Louise Clague, DKMS Donor Recruitment Manager. This amazing amount was raised by Euan and 23 of his colleagues, who in June 2023 were sponsored to take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge. The team finished the 17-mile route, climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan in less than 24 hours.
Louise, who accompanied Euan and his team in June, presented them with a collage of photos from their successful challenge.
Accepting the cheque from Euan, Louise Clague explained: “Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer. DKMS is so grateful to Euan and his team. The money they have raised will enable us to register more potential stem cell donors and work to find matches for people with blood cancer or blood disorders who need stem cell transplants.”
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