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Curtis family reaches £7k fundraising for Pink Rose

A local community has backed a family in helping to fundraise for the Pink Rose fund at Grimsby hospital.

James Curtis and his family pledged to raise £5,000 for the fund but have smashed that figure by donating £7,000 so far. Now they have £10,000 in their sights.

They started their fundraising efforts after Leanne, James’s wife, lost her battle with breast cancer in March this year.  She had been a patient on the Pink Rose Suite and wanted to say thank you for the care she received.

The latest money to come rolling in has come from Grimsby Borough football club. They held a charity football match in which their under 10s took part and raised £300 which they have given to James.

Pupils of A & Ms dance school have also given their support to James and his family. They raised £600 at their presentation night in aid of the Pink Rose Suite.

James said: “We’ve got the bug for fundraising now. We had set our sights on raising £5,000 but now we’re on track for £10,000. I’m planning on doing a skydive next year to get to that magic number.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to Grimsby Borough football club, A&Ms dance school and everyone else that has donated. We couldn’t do it without you.”

Advanced nurse practitioner Helen Lindley said: “We are so grateful for all of the great fundraising James has done for us at the Pink Rose Suite. This money will go such a long way in benefiting the ladies that come through here.”

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