Harvesting a very useful sum: allotment open day for Redditch girl Jasmine - The Redditch Standard

Harvesting a very useful sum: allotment open day for Redditch girl Jasmine

Redditch Editorial 5th Nov, 2017 Updated: 6th Nov, 2017   0

AN allotment open day is a home-grown success raising funds to support a local girl diagnosed with leukaemia.

Seven-year-old Jasmine Brady was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year after complaining about pain in her hip.

To show their support for Jasmine and her family, the Dolphin Road Allotment Association in Redditch, where Jasmine’s parents have a plot, decided to hold an open day and charity fundraiser for Leukaemia Care.

Jasmine’s mum, Karen, had already raised £900 for the charity after Jasmine convinced her to shave her hair off so they could look the same. Jasmine, Karen, and sister Charlotte were then featured as the cover stars of Leukaemia Care’s magazine.

Barbara Nash, Secretary for the Dolphin Road Allotment Association, said, “After many meetings and a lot of hard work by everyone on the allotment, our open day went ahead. We were blessed with fabulous weather and very kind, generous people, and with this combination we raised the sum of £700.”

The fundraiser featured a BBQ, homemade cakes and curry, as well as a tombola, raffle, stocks and wet sponges, and a ‘guess the name of the dog’ competition.

Sara Johnson, community fundraising officer at Leukaemia Care, said: “We’re so grateful to the allotments for organising this charity fun day.

“The money they raised will be invaluable in helping us to support the Brady’s and other families just like them.”


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