23rd Oct, 2016

Jake's cause lent a helping hand

Joshua Godfrey 25th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE GENEROUS owners of an equine services centre have helped to raise thousands of pounds for an Evesham based leukaemia charity.

Sandra and Dave Topley who own Rainbows End Equine Services in South Littleton, Evesham, offered up their venue for a Charity Fun Day held by the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

The day of events helped to raise £2,283 which will be donated to the charity to improve the treatment and care of leukaemia patients.

The kind hearted couple provided the venue after they heard about 24-year-old Jake Wilks from Evesham after he was diagnosed with the bone marrow disease.

Jake’s family spent hours e-mailing and visiting local shops to find raffle prizes for the event to raise even more money in the fight against leukaemia.

An auction took place which included a pair of racing breeches signed by a number of National Hunt Jockeys, a morning on the gallops including a champagne breakfast and two exclusive tickets to Blenheim Horse Trials.

Founder of the charity Sue Sollis said: “The total raised is absolutely amazing and will be wisely used to improve the treatment and care of leukaemia patients.

“A huge thank you to Sandra and Dave Topley , Jake, Jes and all members of Jakes family.”