The story of one little boy inspired Anne Pearce and her husband Brian to donate an incredible £5,000 to Cerebra!
Anne first heard about Cerebra from one of our Ambassadors, Nicola Tilson. Nicola has received support from our Sleep Practitioner Laura MacDonald for her son Alfie.
Nicola said: “Alfie had been diagnosed with a complicated medical condition. At that point, he had retired into his own world and we weren’t really sure how to bring him back.
When Laura came, it was a turning point for us. Since then, Alfie’s gone from strength to strength. It’s been progress after progress.”
Nicola has held several fundraising events for us, including several at Nationwide building society, where she works and that’s where Anne met Nicola and was touched by her family’s story.
Anne said: “I’ve been a customer for 20-odd years. I got to know Nicola and the fundraising they’ve done here. Nicola told me she wanted to fundraise for Cerebra for what they’ve done for her little boy.” When Nicola told Anne about her latest fundraising event, and she just simply had to be involved.
Nicola said: “Mrs Pearce, being Mrs Pearce, wanted to help. She came in to the bank a few days later with a cheque and we were absolutely blown away”.
Anne and Brian are both battling cancer themselves but still feel compelled to help in any way they can. As well as helping with donations, Anne has also knitted outfits which were used to clothe premature babies at St James’s Hospital in Leeds.
Thank you Anne and Brian!