PiR thanks all those who have kindly donated their unwanted watches to our charity campaign on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust. So far, we have managed to collect over 300 unwanted watches and raised £356, with a further £100 expected from a subsequent auction.
However, our aim is to raise in excess of £1,000 and so we need MORE donations of your unwanted watches!
The watches we collect are passed to valuers and auctioneers, Wembells, in York, who are happy to auction them for the Charity without any charges. We are grateful to them and also to John Lambden, a local sporting antiques expert in St Ives, who kindly volunteered to act as the ‘middleman’ to the auctioneers to help us in our charity quest.
Judith Anderson, Regional Fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, commented: “It is an absolute pleasure supporting PiR, raising vitals funds in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. To think so much money can be raised from people’s broken and unwanted watches. Young people aged between 13 and 24, diagnosed with cancer, are traditionally treated alongside children, or elderly patients at the end of their lives, making them feel extremely isolated; some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust leads the world in the care of young people with cancer. Together with these young people, their families and the passion of our supporters, we’re challenging healthcare to improve and transform lives. It’s great to have the support and enthusiasm of PiR to help us.”
To donate a watch/es for the Teenage Cancer Trust/PiR campaign, you can either:
- BY POST: send in a jiffy bag (enclosing your contact details) to: PiR, 14B Raleigh House, Compass Point Business Park, St Ives, Cambs PE27 5JL; or
- JUST GIVING: We also have a ‘Just Giving’ page set up to collect the proceeds we raise for this campaign, so you can also donate funds there if you prefer at: http://www.justgiving.com/PiR-Watch-Campaign