Jenny Donovan, Cancer Services Manager

Dec 03rd 2020

A diamond effort for Trust charity

An “incredible” pair of handmade diamond earrings are just one of the items up for grabs over the next month in two fundraising efforts for a West Midlands healthcare Trust’s Cancer Services.

The Living With and Beyond Cancer team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust will be raising the money for Your Trust Charity’s Cancer Services Fund through a virtual raffle and series of eBay auctions.

The service has a positive impact on the lives of patients, especially during these challenging times.

Beginning on Friday 27 November and running through to Monday 7 December, the service’s Christmas 2020 online fundraiser will auction some amazing items, from luxury goods, to food hampers, a weekend break for four and even your own personal session with a tribute band.

Meanwhile, a beautiful pair of handmade yellow and white gold, diamond and emerald earrings will be raffled off for the two charities. Kindly donated by Jewellery Quarter-based A&A Jewellery in Birmingham, the earrings are worth a staggering £765 and the winner will also receive a Certificate of Valuation for insurance purposes.

For every £5 donated individuals will be allocated a strip of five tickets. The draw will be filmed and the winning ticket will be drawn independently on Friday 18 December.

Jenny Donovan, Cancer Services Manager for the Living With and Beyond Cancer team at the Trust, said: “We offer our heartfelt thanks to A&A Jewellery for donating this incredible prize. The owner has personal experience of the impact of cancer.  The Living With and Beyond Cancer Team is a small team of five, but we’ve all had personal experience of cancer, not just through work but through our friends and family too.  Ultimately it will affect us all at some point in our lives, either directly or indirectly.”

You can bid on the auction here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/cancersw_0/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

About Your Trust Charity: The Cancer Services Fund

The aim of the Cancer Services Fund sitting within Your Trust Charity, is to raise money to deliver local wellbeing and support services to people who are living with and beyond cancer in Sandwell and West Birmingham. It has a number of proactive members who assist and support with fundraising activities including Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists and an army of local volunteers who put their hands to crafting and knitting. The service hold an Annual Cancer Wellbeing Fair, where 300 patients, carers and members of our community usually join them for a day of fun and wellbeing activities. It  is a great example of how the service uses its’ funds to support people living with and beyond cancer within the local community. Your Trust Charity aims to enhance the experience of the Trust’s patients, their families and staff. For more information on the great work Your Trust Charity does across the organisation go to https://www.swbh.nhs.uk/charity/


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