Karen Ball Fund helps two worthwhile causes

Karen Ball donation to the Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group EMN-150902-110444001

Karen Ball donation to the Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group EMN-150902-110444001

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The winding down of a well-known charity in Rutland has resulted in two donations to worthwhille good causes.

Joyce Lucas, a trustee of the Karen Ball Fund, made a cheque presentation to the Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group of £6,000 on Thursday last week.

Joyce said she was delighted to make the presentation to such a worthwhile cause.

Marjorie Aylward accepted the donation on behalf of the group. She thanked the Karen Ball Fund and added that this donation of £6,000 would help the group to carry out their work in Rutland.

The Karen Ball Fund has also handed over a donation to the volunteer emergency doctors’ charity East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme known as Emics.

The money will be used to purchase equipment for two new volunteer doctors with the scheme.

Defibrillator coordinator of the Karen Ball Fund Juliet Burgess-Ray said: “I am really pleased to be able to help another local charity to save lives.”

The Karen Ball Fund was established in 1988 with the aim of improving the care of terminally ill people in Rutland. The number of requests to the fund has fallen dramatically so the trustees have decided the fund should be wound 
down.