This makes the total raised and donated over £30,000 for many charities such as Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Papworth Trust, Clic Sargent, Age UK Suffolk, Families in need Food bank, Centrepoint (homeless charity), Tiffers Bus, Ipswich and now Myeloma UK.
The Afternoon tea was held at the Longshed in Woodbridge on Saturday, 7th September 2019 and Billie Box had over 90 guests, all enjoying the tea provided by Woodbridge Emporium and the cakes by Tori’s Tasty Treats. Tom Sanderson was singing and playing guitar throughout the event and there were a couple of presentation talks, one from the Longshed and another about Myeloma itself.
Myeloma is a form of incurable blood cancer originating in the bone marrow. The causes of myeloma are not fully understood but it is thought to be caused by a complex interaction of both genetic and environmental factors.
Billie Box has had huge support from many local businesses that include:
Woodbridge Emporium, Tori’s Tasty Treats, Andrew Laws Associates, Bodylines Beauty Salon, Woodbridge Tannery, Dzo card shop in Woodbridge, Chaffinch in Woodbridge, Woodbridge Greengrocers, Jane Hamerton, Suffolk Sails, Treewaters, Christopher Montrose coffee, Author:Adrian Smith, Yoga with Manon, JDM Haulage, Pinnacle Body Movement, Tropic Skincare, Joules in Woodbridge, Maritime Cargo Processing Plc., .
HSBC match-funded a proportion of the funds and Absolutely Natural clothing also had a stand outside the Riverside theatre,Woodbridge on the day and they kindly donated a percentage of their sales from the day.
Jane Billing, owner of Billie Box said “I would like to convey my thanks to all the supporters of our event; we really couldn’t have done it without you. Myeloma is not well known and we wanted to make the public aware of this awful illness, which affects many people around the UK.”.