Cumbrian rugby star's boost for cancer patients
Last updated at 16:23, Friday, 22 June 2012
Cumbrian full-back Rob Miller has given cancer patients a boost after being named the Aviva Premiership player of the month in April.
The Sale Sharks star, from Bothel, was given £500 to donate to his chosen charity after winning the accolade.
Miller gave the money to The Christie, the largest cancer centre in Europe which treats more than 40,000 patients a year.
The Sale top try scorer, who began his career at Aspatria Rugby Club, handed over a cheque to Jenny Haskey, head of corporate fundraising and sporting events, before being given a tour of the young person’s unit and meeting patients.
Jenny said: “It was such a kind gesture for Rob to donate the £500 to us. Our young patients were so excited that he was coming along and the money will go directly to them.”
Miller added: “It’s always so humbling to visit The Christie, especially the teenage unit. The courage you see here from all the patients is just amazing.
“Everyone knows someone who’s had cancer and been treated at The Christie. It’s an honour to be able to do something like this and help such an important place.”
First published at 14:08, Friday, 22 June 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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