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Floating Grace Fundraiser

On Saturday 10th September,  The Bloom Appeal held an afternoon tea fundraiser in support of people with blood cancer and blood cancer research in Merseyside and the surrounding areas, raising over £4,100. The event took place from 4pm till 6pm, on The Floating Grace, Liverpool’s First Floating Restaurant. 

A raffle and auction were held to support the work of the charity. 

The event was sponsored by Bob and Abi Pointing, with support from Peter Kenny (the Director of the Floating Grace), and there was a Prosecco Reception (sponsored by the Chairman of the charity), followed by hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting the charity’s aims of patient care, patient support and research. 

Auction prizes included:

  • Afternoon tea for four with the Lord Mayor and a guided tour of Liverpool Town Hall
  • Bed and breakfast at Hope Street Hotel, and a concert at The Philharmonic for two 

Raffle prizes included:

  • Five tickets admitting two adults and two children per ticket to Knowsley Safari park
  • At tasting banquet for two, and a bottle of house wine, at Lunya restaurants

Following the death of HM The Queen, the charity took advice from the Merseyside Lieutenancy Office and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant about whether or not to go ahead with the event. The advice from the Lieutenancy Office was to go ahead as long as the event was respectful, so the event took place as expected. Robert Owen DL Vice Lord-Lieutenant addressed the guests, and there was a minute’s silence. 

The Bloom Appeal was established in 2014 by healthcare professionals, scientists, patients and carers. It is dedicated to helping patients through treatments as well as investing in facilities and research. 

The charity supports the care and well-being of patients with blood cancers. It funds and invests in scientific research into treating and curing leukaemias, lymphomas and other blood cancers. Its aim is to make a difference for blood cancer patients in Merseyside and the surrounding areas. 

The Bloom Appeal helps people with blood cancer by giving out grants. It is part-funding (together with North West Cancer Research) a PhD, researching new treatments for blood cancer at the University of Liverpool. This PhD is starting this month, September 2022, and will last for three years. The charity was also a major donor to the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Centre in the new Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital in Liverpool. Lastly, the charity provides emergency grants to people with blood cancer, and grants to healthcare professionals wishing to develop their understanding of the disease.

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We support the care and well-being of patients with blood cancers. We fund and invest in scientific research into treating and curing leukaemias, lymphomas and other blood cancers. Together we make a difference for blood cancer patients in the Merseyside and surrounding areas.

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