Friday, 9 May 2014

Carrier bags and charity - Maggie's

Hi folks,

It's been a few weeks since the end of the last financial quarter (and the last financial year), and it was of course also the end of the latest period of collecting money for charity from our sales of carrier bags. I haven't forgotten despite all the recent chaos of moving premises, etc!

This was our twelfth full quarter and together we raised £29.45!

Last time I donated to Cancer Research UK on behalf of a friend, Joe Kelly, who opted to forgo any birthday presents from friends this year, instead asking them to make a small donation to the charity instead. A few months later it sadly became very clear why Joe had made that decision, as someone very important to him and his work colleagues sadly passed away. My heartfelt condolences to everyone at Keith Holland & Associates.

This time, I'm making a donation to Maggie's, an organisation that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. I'm doing on behalf of local resident Reg Lee, whom I met soon after opening at the new premises at 8 St George's Place. Reg has just recovered from having testicular cancer and was helped by the Maggie's centre here in Cheltenham. He's doing the Cheltenham Circular Challenge 10k this year to raise money for Maggie's. You can find out more about his undertaking on his Virgin Money Giving page.

The next carrier bag donation will be in early July. If you have a charity you'd like Proud Lion to support, please email me at

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