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Christmas fundraiser success

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

  • Sam Nutt Christmas Fundraiser

A Sutton Coldfield family have raised over £1,000 by adorning their house with Christmas lights to raise money for Leukaemia CARE.

Sam Nutt, aged 21, and his family decorated their house for the festive season to raise money after his father, David Nutt, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

After setting a target of £250, the Nutt family smashed their target by raising a final total of £1,038.50 through online donations, collections and donations posted through their letterbox.

The lights were on show to the public throughout December, being kicked off with a light switch on event at the beginning of December, which included a firework display, festive food and drink, music and a speech by Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager at Leukaemia CARE.

Michaela Camfield, Community Fundraising Officer, said: “We are so grateful for fundraisers like Sam and his family who work so hard each year to raise money for charities like ourselves.

“It can be difficult to think of original ways to raise money which is why we were so happy to support such a unique way of fundraising that not only raised money for people affected by blood cancer, but also brought a smile to so many people’s faces.”

The family have been decorating the house with Christmas lights for 20 years and have been choosing a charity each year that’s personal to them, for the last three years. This year, the family chose to support Leukaemia CARE after David was diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Sam Nutt said: “We are so pleased with our total and so overwhelmed by the huge amount of support we have had from the local community.

“We chose Leukaemia CARE because we wanted to give back to a charity that supports people like my dad, who received amazing support from everyone at the hospital.

“This year has been our biggest yet and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!”