Despite Covid-19 curtailing fundraising efforts, the Rotary Club of Yardley and Sheldon has managed to raise £2,390 for Brain Tumour Support.
“There are so many deserving causes that it made my choice very difficult to choose a Charity of the Year, but I eventually chose Brain Tumour Support because a friend has a brain tumour and asked me to support this charity,” said Andrew Gillman, President of the Yardley and Sheldon Rotary.
“We are constantly asked to support one medical charity after another, but I realised that as well as the treatment of the patient, the support for the family is also vital, and is often overlooked.”
The club was hoping to have a fund raising event in the summer to add to the funds available, but unfortunately Covid-19 put paid to that. The money raised came from hosting a couple of black tie dinners, raffles and a bucket collection.
Nadya Anscombe, PR and Communication Manager for Brain Tumour Support said: “We are so grateful to all the members of the Rotary for their amazing fundraising in such difficult times. In order for us to continue supporting brain tumour patients and their families, we urgently need more Rotary clubs and other community organisations to join our Together We Are Stronger appeal and help our charity survive.”