£25,000 boost for Alfie's Trust
AN Aberdeen-based charity is celebrating after raising more than quadruple the target set as part of its latest fundraising effort.
Apex Tubulars joined forces with the Alfie Milne Lymphangiomatosis Trust at the beginning of 2013 in a bid to attract 100 people to sign up for Run Balmoral in April and raise £5,000.
212 people rose to the challenge and more than £25,000 has been raised with donations still coming in.
Alfie’s Trust was set up in May 2012 to support the ongoing illness of 5-year-old Alfie Milne.
He is one of only a handful of people in the UK that suffers from the rare and as yet incurable disease of the lymphatic system known as Lympangiomatosis.
Alfie’s mum Tracy has been overwhelmed by the response.
She said: “The support we have had since setting our initial target has been amazing.
“We have raised far more than we ever hoped and the donations continue to come in.
“It was a fantastic day at Balmoral, with the atmosphere lending emotion to the sight of so many Alfie's Trust T-shirts.
“We are hugely grateful to all the runners, their supporters, Apex Tubulars and Run Balmoral for working together to raise funds and awareness for Alfie's Trust.
Ronnie Grant from Apex Tubulars said:
“We’re delighted with the response and generosity of everyone involved and hope that the money raised can make a real difference.”
Part of the money raised has gone towards the first International Conference and Medicine which saw specialists from around the world meet to discuss the rare diseases of Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham Stout Syndrome.
The next charity event will take place at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre on September 21st.
Anyone interested in attending or entering a team into the golf day should contact Mark Milne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Alfie’s Trust visit : www.alfiemilne.org.uk