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Ravenshead fundraising group raise £10,000 in memory of James Skillington

Emma Jane Jones
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21 Mar 2016

A mother from Ravenshead who set up a fundraising group in memory of her son who died from leukaemia, is celebrating raising £10,000 for blood cancer charity Bloodwise.


Susan Skillington founded the “James Skillington Challenge” group to raise money in memory of her son James, who sadly passed away in 2002 to leukaemia. The group held three main events throughout 2015 which included their annual Golf Day, Hog Roast and Christmas Fayre.

On the 3 March at the Nottingham Ladies Luncheon, Susan and her ladies presented us with a cheque for their years' activities.  Dr Christopher Fox, consultant at Nottingham City Hospital attended the event at Tom Brown’s Brasserie to thank the ladies and also talk more about the work taking place in Nottinghamshire. He said:

"This is another amazing fundraising effort on behalf of the James Skillington Challenge for Bloodwise. This substantial donation will help support both scientific and clinical research efforts for patients with blood cancer. Nottingham is a leading centre for the Bloodwise-funded Trials Accelerated Programme, which allows many patients to access new and effective therapies whilst simultaneously contributing to our understanding of these diseases"

We  are so grateful to Susan and the group and the time they give to support Bloodwise. They do a huge amount to fundraise for us each year and also raise awareness of the research work that we do here in Nottinghamshire.  We are always looking for new volunteers and people to get involved in our work so if you’ve been inspired by Susan’s story then we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more about Bloodwise or to get involved with fundraising or volunteering, please call Emma Jane Jones on 0121 415 8017 or email: midlands@bloodwise.org.uk

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