The West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce recently present The Joshua Tree with a cheque for £7500 following the fundraising that took place at its Annual Ball & Recognition Awards.

The charity was selected as the chosen charity for the Chamber’s Annual Ball & Recognition by the Chamber’s Focus Group. An auction and raffle took part at the event for items that Chamber members and local businesses kindly donated. Money was also raised through the classic heads and tails game. In total, an incredible £7500 was raised on the night and the Chamber Focus Group recently presented a cheque to Richard Driffield, CEO of The Joshua Tree.

Richard commented; “‘We are extremely grateful to West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce for choosing to support The Joshua Tree at their annual awards dinner, the amount raised on the night was fantastic. In 2022, we received over 90 new referrals from families affected by childhood cancers across Cheshire and North Wales. The funds raised will help to ensure we can continue to deliver a range of activities for families, providing them with vital support during difficult times. Thank you to everyone who donated.”

Director of Business Banking at NatWest and Deputy Chair of the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Bailey, commented; “Raising £7,500 for The Joshua Tree is a truly fantastic achievement for a well-deserved charity. Having visited the centre, it truly is an incredible place and the work they do for local children is invaluable, so I am very proud to be able to support them this year and hope these funds will help them to continue with their plans through 2023. Thank you to everyone who donated.”