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Persimmon Homes host charity ball to help beat blood cancer

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07 Dec 2011

Persimmon Homes East Scotland branch held a charity ball on Saturday night, 19 November at the Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh in support of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

The home builders, based in Bathgate, held a grand auction, silent auction and raffle to raise £30,000 on the night. £15,000 of the proceeds will be invested in life-saving research into blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The other £15,000 will go to children's charity Dreams Come True.

Catriona Tait, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s regional fundraiser for Scotland said: “We would like to thank Persimmon Homes East Scotland Branch for hosting the ball, it was a fantastic evening. All the proceeds from the event will be going to our vital research into new treatments and cures for blood cancers.”

Jim Kirkpatrick Managing Director for Persimmon Homes East of Scotland said: “The ball was a huge success and we are delighted to donate such a substantial amount to our charity partner. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is a worthwhile charity, close to the hearts of many colleagues.”

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research currently has £3.3 million invested in blood cancer research in Edinburgh. The research will improve treatments for lymphoma, a form of blood cancer that affects around 11,700 people in the UK every year. The charity’s scientists are also investigating cutting edge stem cell research which will benefit patients affected by all types of blood cancer.

Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading home builders partnered with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in March 2010.