Local Cancer Charity Receives £20,000 Boost in Fundraising Thanks to B&M
06 December 2017 - North West Charity News
Last year B&M raised a staggering £20,000 for The Candice Colley Foundation based in Hoylake. Candice Colley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in 2006 and after many years of treatment and fighting back at the disease, Candice sadly died on Monday 27th December 2010.
Her family and friends set up the foundation in memory of Candice and found that there were gaps in the UK’s supportive network to fill. They aim to help leukaemia and other blood cancer patients and their families on Ward 30 at Arrowe Park Hospital and The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at The Royal Liverpool Hospital, by providing little gestures to “make life a little easier” for them.
Candice’s mum, Angela, said: “The grants are a really important part of what we do, often people have had to leave work due to their own, or a loved ones, illness and a little help with those practical things such as bills can really change their lives.
She added: “We are all so overwhelmed by the generous donation from B&M, I cannot thank them enough – it is actually making me emotional just thinking about it.”
B&M Area Manager, Simon Smith, said: “My team nominated The Candice Colley Foundation because they felt it’s an amazing local charity that deserves our support, the work they do is outstanding and we want to make it a little easier for them to continue providing those who need it with their thoughtful gestures.”