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Bewdley day service users to raise money for Anthony Nolan
7:50am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A STREET collection is being held in Bewdley to raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity.
Reach Community Service, which is used by adults with learning disabilities, will be collecting money in the foyer of Bewdley Museum next Wednesday.
Manager Alison Coley-Smith said: “The service users who attend have been very touched by the story of little baby Charlie Harris-Beard.
“They felt very sad that Charlie lost his fight for life but also felt how very brave he was. They wanted to know if they could help other children and people like Charlie in any way.
“We felt to support and raise some funds in aid of Anthony Nolan would be very worthwhile as this charity helped little Charlie and other children.”
Anthony Nolan is a charity that runs a register for blood stem cell and bone marrow donors to save the lives of people with blood cancer.
Miss Coley-Smith added: “With our event we aim to continue raising awareness of stem cell donation and raise some funds on behalf of Anthony Nolan.”
Reach Community Service is based at Bewdley Cricket Club, in Lower Park and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.15am to 3.15pm.
It provides day activities including arts and craft, baking, sports and day trips for adults with learning disabilities.
The street collection will take place between 10am and 12.30pm.