This Little Piggy went wee wee wee…all the way to charity!

It’s always very hard to choose a charity when we fundraise at Forum Jewellers.  This year’s decision was made a little easier having met Natasha Hunt as a customer and knowing the money would go directly to the local charity she founded.

Natasha was diagnosed with AML Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 3 weeks after the birth of her second child. She knew she had to make something positive come out of her situation and decided to start up a charity, to help others with Leukaemia. She started work on some fundraising events whilst in hospital and the LEAF – Leukeamia Educating & Fundraising charity was up and running in 2006.

LEAF delivers both direct support to individuals and families, as well as providing equipment to the Dorset Cancer Centre and other local hospitals.  They have also been providing essential blood cancer related training to local nurses for almost 18 years. The level of support and care that LEAF provides to individuals is varied ranging from; emotional support, provision of wigs and hair loss support, days out and local short breaks away for quality family time together as well as practical help centred specifically around the diverse needs of each and every individual/family such as home cleaning, transport to hospital, caring for pets, food shopping, cooking etc.

This Little Piggy went wee wee wee…all the way to charity!

We asked our customers in September if they would like to take a LEAF green Piggy home to fill with their spare change and return to us by 30th November. They responded, as always, magnificently by raising the phenomenal total of £2,221.35!

Natasha was overwhelmed by the response: “”I’d like to thank Helen & the team at Forum Jewellers for their continued support and for the generosity of their wonderful customers who have raised an amazing amount for LEAF Charity. This will go a long way to support blood cancer patients and their families in Dorset.”

Huge thanks to everyone who joined in and congratulations to Mrs Mansfield, Mrs Wood and Mrs Chilvers who were the lucky winners, drawn at random, of the £500, £200 & £100 Forum Jewellers gift cards that were offered as incentive, no matter how much their piggy contained.