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Currying cash for charity

Posted on May 21 2013 at 1:35:19

Dougie Brown, Darren and Lindsay Purse, Jonathan Trott and Jim Troughton

The Deedar Indian restaurant in Barnt Green was full of fun and fundraising as the seventh Annual Sporting Charity Curry Night raised £2,000 for Cure Leukaemia.

The popular event is hosted by Dougie Brown, Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket. His guests, England cricket international Jonathan Trott, Warwickshire captain Jim Troughton and footballer Darren Purse provided entertaining sporting banter. 

Local businesses such as Oasis Flowers & Balloons, It’s a Gift and Tesco (all in Barnt Green) had supported the raffle and also donated prizes for other games on the night.

There were also some fantastic auction prizes up for grabs, including hospitality at Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Worcestershire County Cricket Club, membership badges for the Newmarket Races and golf at the Forest of Arden. 

The money raised will be used by Cure Leukaemia to help fund their specialist Research Nurse network.  These nurses provide vital support to patients living with leukaemia across the West Midlands region.

Without them, patients would not be able to access ground-breaking clinical trials which can reduce side effects from standard drugs, extend life expectancy or get patients well enough to undergo a stem cell transplant to give them the best chance of beating the disease. 

For more information on the work of Cure Leukaemia and its 10th anniversary year, visit http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk

Pictured: Dougie Brown, Darren and Lindsay Purse, Jonathan Trott and Jim Troughton.

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