Hope for a dry spell

Here at Hope Against Cancer, we’re always touched and inspired by our fundraisers – those amazing people who go that extra mile to support our cause. Without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

One such fundraiser is Tracey Miller, of the Miller Partnership. For the next three months, Tracey will be locking away her favourite tipples and going completely dry in order to raise funds for our research into the early detection and treatment of cancer.

“As a notorious bon vivant, fizzophile and cocktail queen with a newly installed wine wall at home, life without my favourite tipples feels currently unimaginable!” Tracey told us. “Yet I am absolutely determined to do this, and I’m indebted to two of my favourite city centre cocktail purveyors who will be fashioning fabulous non-alcoholic drinks which I know, as well as Hope Against Cancer, will see me through my dry spell!”

A personal story of the impact of cancer on a family

Though she’s excited to simply be involved in helping us, Tracey also has her own personal experience of cancer affecting her family – a story which definitely tugged at the heartstrings of everyone here.

“Cancer took both my dad and my grandfather in their prime,” Tracey shared. “Yet here in the heart of Leicester, only a mile or so from where I live, is the incredible charity Hope Against Cancer, funding ground-breaking research and clinical trials to combat it.”

Learning about our research

It was at one of our business lunches at Leicester Racecourse where Tracey first learnt about the work we do. She was particularly astounded to learn that the effectiveness of radiotherapy in certain cancers can be affected by a patient being a ‘morning’ person.

A discovery which comes as a direct result of our research. Research we can’t continue without the support of fundraisers like Tracey, but which can change the face of cancer treatment worldwide.

“Literally every penny raised from my ‘dry spell’ will go straight to Hope Against Cancer,” she explained. “The sky really is the limit, so please get involved and donate.”

A real supporter of Leicester charities

As well as supporting us, Tracey is also a popular fundraiser for other charities in the Leicester area. She has arranged charity nights as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, which her company is a sponsor of, and is also on the board for a charity based in the city centre.

“I absolutely love the way the charities I love support each other!” Tracey told us excitedly. “My involvement with Leicestershire children’s charities has ranged from my Fashion & Fizz evenings raising £5k for Rainbows, to helping the Lord’s Taverners raise money from the Gauntlet, the Alternative Balloon Debate at Leicester Cathedral and last year’s L Factor, which between them, have made over £125k profit for local causes.”

It’s fair to say Tracey is a true advocate of the incredible work that our fellow Leicester charities do for the city! And it makes us very proud to have her support us too.

Show Tracey your support

To show your support for Tracey’s three-month dry spell, simply donate to her JustGiving page. We’re behind you all the way Tracey, good luck! The first drink afterwards will be on us!

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