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28th Jun, 2022

Bromsgrove's Blood Cancer UK handed £750 funding boost by Jack's in Rubery after poll

BROMSGROVE and District Blood Cancer UK will receive a £750 boost after being voted by customers at Rubery’s Jack’s supermarket as the most worthwhile cause in the latest round of grants.

It took the top prize in the Jack’s Supports Scheme, paid for by proceeds from the sale of carrier bags.

Customers have been voting for four worthy causes – Rednal Hill Junior School, Home from Hospital Care, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network, and Bromsgrove and District Blood Cancer UK.

All four charities received £250 for taking part, and Bromsgrove and District Blood Cancer UK was given an additional £500 following the round of voting.

Bromsgrove and District Blood Cancer UK was started in 1988 in order to raise awareness of leukaemia research and the work being undertaken by the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Fund.

Since its launch, the branch has raised more than £1million and has helped to provide vital resources and equipment to local hospitals.

Nicole Harris, Chairman of Bromsgrove and District Blood Cancer UK, thanked all those who voted for the charity.

“Blood Cancer Research UK works on finding a cure for 137 blood cancers as well as providing support and advice to sufferers. An important part of the research is done in Birmingham, so the money raised is helping locally.

“I am very proud to say that we are now seeing many people surviving from some blood cancers and receiving much better treatments. Once again, thank you so much for your support.”

Voting is now under way for the next cash allocation.

Among those vying for the funding are

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust – which provides a network of specialist care for babies, children and young people who have life limiting or life0threatening conditions.

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust General Charity offers high quality community and specialist services within Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Homeless Birmingham which is working hard to relieve poverty in local communities by providing a homeless street kitchen to support those without accommodation.

132nd Birmingham Guides is a group for 10 to 14-year-old girls which challenges them and make a difference in the community.

As with the previous round, each participant has been given a £250 donation, and the charity with the most votes at the end of December will receive an additional £500.

To vote for the charity they think deserves the funding, shoppers should use the podium at the front of the supermarket the next time they visit Jack’s.

Jack’s Rubery manager Ryan Bird said: “We launched Jack’s Supports to give something back to the local communities that have supported us since our launch.

“Each of the charities involved in the scheme do fantastic work in the local area, and we’re delighted that we are in a position to be able to offer our support.”

Organisations wanting to be considered for future funding should visit jackssupports.org.uk for more.

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