Emma Boffey
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An Evening With Alan Titchmarsh

Emma Boffey
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12 May 2014

I have just received a lovely letter from Caroline Mitchell that I wanted to share with you.

Caroline organised an event with Carolyn Russell last month called 'An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh'.

Over 200 people braved a wet and windy evening on Monday 7 April 2014 to come to a fortunately dry marquee in Odiham, Hampshire, to be entertained by Alan Titchmarsh. He read stories, a poem or two, sang, gave light hearted gardening advice and above all, made everyone laugh a great deal.

An auction and a raffle of some wonderful prizes and the total profit from the evening was a staggering £17,580.00! All the proceeds are being shared by Leukaemia & Lymphome Research and The Lullaby Trust, which funds research into Cot Death and supports bereaved families.

They chose to support Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research for two main reasons. Carolyn lost her husband to Chronic myeloid leukaemia in 1993 and Caroline's brother Simon, gave a moving presentation on the night about his battle with Acute myeloid leukaemia, and his subsequent triumph over this dreadful disease.

I would like to thank Caroline, Carolyn and Simon for their huge support and amazing generosity to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Pictured above is Simon, Caroline & Alan Titchmarsh.
 

Comments

14.05.2014

Thanks so much for sharing this Emma! Looks like the evening was a great success and the amoutn raised is PHENOMENAL!!