Daniel’s Keynsham race night is £3,000 winner

A RACE night held at Keynsham Rugby Club has raised more than £3,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The event was part of a campaign by Daniel Money and his supporters which has raised £43,000 for the charity.

Daniel, a junior doctor, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2022 at the age of 24. Since then, as well as receiving treatment, he has been involved in numerous events through his giving pages on the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) website.

Daniel’s CRUK Race Night was organised by Teresa Phillips who – along with Daniel and his mum Sarah Stone – thanked everyone who made the event such a success.

Local businesses that sponsored races were Heavenly Hedgerows, Scotty’s Gates, Newton Farm Shop and Café, Smallprint, Davies & Way, Team Green Developments, NFU Mutual, and J Green Plastering and Building.

Raffle prizes, cakes and sweets were provided by Savour Cafe and Shop, the Great Cake Company, Grounded, Wild About Flowers, Newton Farm Shop and Café, B Block Café, Somerdale Pavilion, Scrumptious Sweets, Reflections, Bob the Dog Shop, and Buyology. The organisers also thanked John Hibbitt, president of Keynsham Rugby Club, for arranging free use of the venue and Maria Seward for her support.

Daniel, Sarah and Teresa said: “Thank you to family and friends who helped before and on the night, Pete Phillips, Louise Hilliar, Luke Hall, Jane and Tim Kirkham, Lou Riddoch, Terri Cox, the girls from Fiona Bitton’s table who helped with selling raffle tickets, and ‘The Meadows’ table for selling/eating the cakes!

“Finally, a huge thank-you to everyone who came to the Race Night, bought raffle tickets and laid bets on the races.”

The next fundraiser is a coffee morning at Keynsham Cricket Club on Friday April 19, 10am-12pm.

Daniel’s CRUK Race Night raised £3,165 plus Gift Aid and donations can be still be made at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/teresas-giving-page-231

To support Daniel’s fundraising, visit https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/daniels-fundraising