Fundraiser Kevin Bates has raised over £4,500 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research since the death of his son Lee in 2009. Lee was acting sergeant in Stourbridge police and a much loved brother and son before he died of leukaemia.
At the end of November, Kevin organised a charity fun night with close friends to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. A donation of £1000 was raised for the charity, a combination of fundraising on and before the evening. Kevin hopes to continue his fundraising campaign to help beat blood cancer and boost the fundraising into the "Forget me not Fund".
Approximately 150 people turned up to support the event, with an auction, raffle, live music and DJ making the evening a great success.
Kevin said 'It was a very proud moment for me to achieve what we did in Lee's memory and would like to thank all from the bottom of my heart who contributed to the events success.
"It is my way of finding some comfort from a tragic event such as loosing a son and supporting a great charity."