Newbury Estate Agents Support Local Families
11 February 2014
When Newbury Estate Agent ‘Jones Robinson’ hosted a summer ball last August they also raised funds for the charity totalling an amazing £3,192. These funds will be used to offer respite to local families and the amount is equivalent to that needed to support two families to have an active park break, having quality time together away from treatment and hospitals, creating happy memories of good times together.
Everyone at the charity is extremely grateful to Jones Robinson and its staff for their amazing generosity. The money raised will directly support local families who are living with cancer.
One local youngster, who went away with their family last autumn after battling leukaemia, said:
“This was the first holiday since my treatment started in January and it was great fun and I really enjoyed it. I got to do pottery painting, biking, boating, roller skating, golf and I really loved the swimming pool. Thank you.”
Her mother added:
“It was so good to see my teenager just being a kid again, having been through so much”.
Another local youngster who we helped recently has not only watched her mum go through cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, but also had to deal with her father walking out as he couldn’t cope any more. Mum’s prognosis is poor and she is devastated at what her young daughter is going through.
The mother said:
“I was overwhelmed at how generous you were to us – since I was diagnosed my life had fallen apart and my only wish was for my daughter to have some quality time, some fun and to be able to forget that Mummy was sick just for a while. Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday that I could never have managed on my own – we now have pictures and memories we will treasure forever thanks to your organisation – I can’t remember the last time we laughed and smiled so much.”
If you or your company would like to fundraise to help local families, please get in touch. We would be incredibly grateful for your support.