Edgbaston Donates £25K to Cure Leukaemia Through ODI Ticket Revenues
Edgbaston Stadium pledged more support to Cure Leukaemia at the recent NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia, by donating £25,000 to help the charity fund more specialist nurses that can deliver lifesaving treatments at Midlands’ hospitals.
Edgbaston donated £1.50 from every Adult ticket sold for the ODI and also renamed its new West Stand as the Cure Leukaemia Stand for the day, whilst fans in the Upper Tier of the West Stand also showed their support by donning nurses face masks.
Colin Povey, Chief Executive of Edgbaston, said: “Raising money to help Cure Leukaemia fund more lifesaving treatments is a key part of our plans at Edgbaston and in the last three years alone we’ve donated around £125,000.
“Next year’s One Day International between England and India at Edgbaston on 2nd September will be our Cure Leukaemia Day, where we will again make a substantial contribution from our ticket revenues to help fund more world class treatments and research that will save lives.”
Edgbaston is also supporting Cure Leukaemia in October when a team of staff hope to raise at least £5,000 by taking take part in the Bupa Birmingham Half Marathon.
James McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia, said: “Edgbaston has been a key partner of ours for several years, and the fundraising through this year’s ODI will fund at least one more specialist nurse that will provide leukaemia patients with access to pioneering treatments that are not normally available through the NHS.
“We’re grateful for the continued support and look forward to working with them during the Bupa Birmingham Half Marathon, where Edgbaston staff will join more than 400 runners in helping raise more than £100,000, which will result in £1 million of revolutionary drugs for leukaemia patients.”
For further information on Cure Leukaemia please visit www.cureleukaemia.co.uk.