Tour O Booths Raises over £30k

Written on June 4th, 2021

We are delighted to say that our recent 600km Tour O Booths cycling challenge raised over £30,000 for Cure Leukaemia! A huge thank you to our riders, suppliers, sponsors, colleagues, customers, friends and family for your support in making this possible.

This brings our total fundraising efforts so far to £60,000, and we’ll continue to fundraise throughout the summer. We’re very excited to be ‘Brill Grill’ partners of the Big Summer Barbeque campaign to “Cook for a Cure,” which encourages people to throw fundraising barbeques for family and friends. Find out more and sign up for your BBQ fundraising pack by clicking here.

The idea for repeating our Tour O Booths, this time fundraising for Cure Leukaemia, came from our COO Nigel Murray, a keen cyclist. Nigel became aware of the charity after hearing about patron Geoff Thomas, a former England footballer who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003.

It’s been a terrific tour, the support from suppliers, some of our customers, our store teams and my colleagues pushing themselves every day to keep riding for charity, it’s been inspiring. I’m absolutely delighted with the £60k total we’ve raised to date and we’ll not stop there.  We have lots more fundraising to do throughout the summer.

Nigel Murray

Together with our suppliers, part of our wider Booths family, we’ve introduced a number of fundraising streams for Cure Leukaemia in addition to the Tour O’ Booths. These include a range of charity cards from Kendal artist Bob Sutcliffe, a Tour ‘21 Beer from Ilkley Brewery, a range of biscuits and cakes from Bryson’s and Studio bakeries and a special Tour O’ Booths loaves of bread from Bells of Lazonby. 

 The pandemic has really hindered the fundraising efforts of many charities, particularly smaller charities like Cure Leukaemia.  I’m really heartened to see how effective our collective “Booths” team effort has been.

After a hugely challenging year for our teams at Booths the tour has brought us all together to raise money for a great cause. Finishing the Tour on World Blood Cancer Day made the finish that bit more meaningful, knowing that our team have raised valuable funds to support families struggling with cancer and help find a cure.

Nigel Murray

Nigel will also be taking on The Tour 21 cycling challenge at the end of June for Cure Leukaemia, find out more by clicking here.

About Cure Leukaemia

Cure Leukaemia fund research nurses and clinical roles at 12 blood cancer centres across the UK. These roles form the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network giving patients, from a catchment area of 20m, access to pioneering and potentially life-saving treatments through clinical trials. It is hoped that the funds raised in the 2021 Tour o Booths will fund two research nurses to administer the trails to find a cure for blood cancer. You can find out more about the charity on their website by clicking here.