Grant UK supports Christmas raffle raising funds for cause close to G-One installer’s heart
The festive season is now in full swing with Christmas Day just over a week away. In the spirit of giving over this Christmas period, one of Grant’s G-One accredited installers has organised a raffle which is raising funds for a cause that is prominent in the hearts of their employees.
Dodington Park Estate, a G-One installer based near Bristol, is drawing the raffle at the Estate’s Christmas party on Friday 18th December when it is hoped that much money will be raised for The Toti Worboys Fund.
The Toti Worboys Fund was set up following the death of the Estate Manager’s son last year. Thomas, son of Nick Worboys, sadly passed away in July 2014 of acute leukaemia which triggered a fatal bleed in his brain. Ever since, the family has been busy fundraising through the Fund to support the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group and their research into childhood leukaemia.
Thomas was known by all who loved him as Toti. In the words of his father, Toti was “an angelic, cute, healthy and happy little boy” who, despite having a rare genetic disease called Olliers, was incredibly keen on sport. He was a loyal follower of Bath Rugby, who Grant UK currently supports as an official business partner. Nick and Toti loved watching rugby and Nick affectionately remembers the occasions when they supported Bath during the season. One particular match remains prominent in Nick’s memory, just a couple of months before Toti passed away: Nick writes, “at the time I knew it was one of those special moments that will stay with me forever”.
The Toti Worboys Fund was set up by the family as a memorial fund to raise money for the CCLG as they wanted their son’s memory to remain alive. The Fund is aiming to raise over £100,000 which will be directed towards research into childhood leukaemia, one of the biggest causes of death in children in the UK.
Many fundraising events will be held over the coming months. “Team Toti” will be running the Bath half marathon with other fundraisers running the London Marathon. A canoe trip from Stratford to Bristol, a cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End, and much more are also scheduled for 2016.
One fundraising event that will help the Fund reach its target is a Christmas raffle being held at Dodington Park Estate. Some of the prizes donated include a signed Wayne Rooney shirt, various technical appliances for use around the home and garden, and a scuba diving testing session. To support the raffle, Grant UK has donated a round of golf for four people at Bowood Championship Golf Course in Wiltshire. This fundraiser has attracted much local support through donations and plenty of tickets have been sold in the lead up to this Friday’s draw.
Grant UK would like to wish Dodington Park Estate every success with raising money for the Toti Worboys Fund. For more information or to donate to the cause, please click here.
Further details about the G-One Scheme can be found here.