A charity aiming to help children with cancer is set to benefit from our fundraising efforts during our special centenary year.
The Lewis Mighty Fund has become our adopted charity for 2013 and to mark the start of our involvement we’ve donated £300 worth of high street vouchers to spend on toys for a children’s cancer ward.
Sarah Taylor, trent barton Marketing Manager (centre) and Katie Evans, Trusts and Corporate Fundraiser for the Nottingham Hospitals Charity with one of the young patients on the Children's Cancer Ward at Queen's Medical Centre who will benefit from the re-launched Lewis Mighty Fund.
In the months ahead we hope to raise much more cash for the fund which was originally founded to help meet the cost of specialist treatment for the Derby youngster.
Sadly the seven-year-old lost his fight against neuroblastoma – one of the most common forms of childhood cancer – and was never well enough to travel to the USA for the potentially life-saving treatment.
Friends and family have already raised more than £326,000 and they’ve now teamed up with the Nottingham Hospitals Charity to help other children.
Jaime Mighty, Lewis’ mum, commented: “The fund is about to be re-launched in partnership with the hospital as a fully registered charity, so it’s an ideal time for trent barton to get involved.
“They are our first corporate supporter and we’re really grateful they’ve adopted us as their chosen charity in their centenary year.”
Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager, said: “This is a special year for us so we wanted to support a very special cause.
“We’ve a number of major fundraising events planned for the coming months, including our 100th birthday celebrations, and we hope to provide a real boost for a cause that’ll benefit many children from the communities we serve.”