Gala Events is a proud supporter of Cure Leukaemia, making regular donations to the charity through our Sporting Dinners, Lunches and other events. Leukaemia, or blood cancer, affects thousands of people across the country every year.
The impact of Cure Leukaemia and the Centre for Clinical Haematology in Birmingham is closely linked to the distinct make-up of the West Midlands region. With a population of 5.5m, and the most ethnically diverse catchment area in Europe, the West Midlands offers access to the broadest possible data pool for drugs trials. Over the past decade, Cure Leukaemia has funded a network of 15 specialist nurses who work across the West Midlands region to administer pioneering drug treatments to leukaemia patients.
The combination of the unique demographic of the West Midlands and the network of well-supported nurses have enabled us to leverage millions of pounds worth of pioneering drugs and give patients access to clinical trials for drugs not yet readily available on the NHS.
James McLaughlin from the charity said: “The support of organisations like Gala Events is crucial to our work, helping us to undertake cutting edge research into leukaemia, as well as offering hope to thousands of people living with the disease across the country. Alan and the team continue to support us through the numerous Sporting Dinner events they organise across the country. This helps us to make a real difference to people’s lives – thank you so much”.
The photo to the left is of Cure Leukaemia CEO, James McLaughlin receiving a cheque from Matt Le Tissier and Steve Claridge on behalf of Gala Events, from some of our recent events.