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A cool donation for a great cause

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Leicestershire charity Alex’s Wish is an amazing charity which aims to support people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a condition which affects 1 in every 3,500 boys.

Established by the wonderful Emma Hallam whose own son, Alex, lives with Duchenne, Alex’s Wish is working towards a world where there is a cure for the condition. This summer, inspired by the Summer Solstice and San Juan celebrations in Spain, Alex’s Wish held an amazing fundraising evening which saw over £30,000 raised.

Yes, £30,000. What an amazing achievement!

Taking place at Winstanley House in Leicester, the Alex’s Wish fundraiser brought together more than 160 guests for a night of entertainment, a drinks reception, and delicious food. As part of the fundraiser, businesses and individuals from far and wide donated prizes for a raffle and charity auction.

To show our support for such an amazing cause, we donated one of our new wooden cool boxes to the auction, which also featured other incredible entries such as a signed portrait of Paul Gascoigne, a football signed by the England national team, and a dinner party for 10. It was a great moment to see our latest product in a line-up of prestigious prizes and we hope that it fits in well at its new home!
Being involved in supporting the community is always important to us here at Red Monkey Play, especially when it comes to charities supporting such inspirational children like Alex. We were so taken by his and Emma’s story that we simply had to show them our support.

Hearing how strong Alex is really inspires us all, and it was incredible to see so many of our fellow Leicestershire businesses and friends getting involved in the summer fundraiser. The support everyone has shown Alex’s Wish will go a long way towards ensuring anyone affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy is not alone.

We have more of these bespoke cool boxes like the one we donated to the fundraiser available for you to purchase for your own home. Pam Marr, who won it at the auction, is very pleased with her prize!

To learn more about the cool box, please get in touch with our team. And a huge thank you to Alex’s Wish for allowing us to donate to the auction – we’re looking forward to hearing more about the charity’s work in the future!

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