Groundsman Paul Twamley is planning more fund-raising events as he aims to raise £4,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research. So far £2,074 has been raised from a mufti day and Christmas market and Paul will be running the London Marathon in April for the charity. Well-wishers will travel to support him on the big day on a coach kindly donated by Rodgers so all the fare money has been added to the total.
Now Paul is planning a race night in the Irish Centre on 22nd March and a charity bag pack in Tesco's so he is hoping that staff and students support him at both events. He said: ‘The race night will be really fun and action-packed and we are charging a nominal £2 admission fee for those aged 16 and over. Students will have to be accompanied by their parents and under-18s are not allowed to bet but it is great family entertainment. Tickets are available now so if anyone wants them just get in touch.
'I am also organising two-hour rotas for a bag pack at Tesco's on 5 April so, if anyone wants to help out and support a really great cause then please get in touch or email me.Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Online donations are still being collected via my moneygiving page.'
If Paul raises his £4,000 goal he has pledged to run the marathon in a skirt dressed as Jean from the restaurant, who is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia. He said: 'Everyone at Brooke Weston is really wishing Jean all the best for a very speedy recovery. She will be attending the race night so it will be great to get as much support as possible for these forthcoming events. If local businesses want to sponsor a race on the race card or donate a prize for the raffle then their support will be gratefully received and acknowledged.'