A donation of £17,500 by a Marlow based firm has helped a local charity reach the fund raising milestone of £250,000 since being set up by a teenager with a rare tumour.
When Rob Holland was diagnosed with a rare teenage tumour he set up the charity ‘Rob’s Arttt’ (A Rare Teenage Tumour Trust) to raise awareness of the disease and fund research to help others.
After Rob’s death in 2007 his mother Amanda Dunkerton continued the charity’s work in his memory. April 2018 saw the charity celebrate passing the £250,000 milestone.
Local business Dun & Bradstreet donated over £17,500 to Rob’s Arttt after employees at their UK headquarters chose to support the charity in 2017.
Throughout the year employees organised fund raising events including bake sales, raffles, present wrapping, competitions as well as recycling clothing and mobile phones.
Over £8,000 was raised by the activities which was then doubled by Dun & Bradstreet’s matched giving programme.
‘We feel it’s incredibly important to support the community we work within‘ explained Ed Thorne, Dun & Bradstreet’s UK Managing Director. ‘It has been our privilege to help the charity reach such an impressive milestone for such a worthwhile cause.‘
Further information on Rob’s Arttt can be found on the Rob’s Arttt website.