An evening which included live music, a raffle and bingo helped to raise an incredible £1,703 last month to support patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Patient and organiser Luke Chamberlain, from Nuneaton, organised the event which included music from his own band ‘Luke and the Rebel Alliance’ and ‘Beanz’ consisting of work colleagues from Jaguar Land Rover. Two games of ‘reverse bingo’ raised over £400 alone.
The event at Weddington Social Club on 7 May 2016 organised by Luke and his family helped to raise funds for a new infusion pump and the other equipment used to treat Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease patients at George Eliot Hospital.
A staggering 50 raffle prizes were donated by generous local businesses including the Wasps, Coventry City FC, Boots, Russell Francis interiors and many more.
Luke said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along to the event, our friends and my family for their support and donations and the many local businesses who provided prizes.”
Luke’s mum Elaine Chamberlain said: “We wanted to give something back to the brilliant team at the George Eliot and had seen how the IBD unit supports Luke.”
“My own mother, in her younger days, raised money to support our local church and I wanted to emulate her ethos of giving to others. We hope to make this an annual event and look forward to doing it all over again.”
Fundraising Coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “On behalf of the George Eliot Hospital I would like to thank Luke and the organisers of this event for arranging this fantastic event which will provide valuable equipment for our IBD service to patients at the George Eliot.”