VW group raise £5,000 for CHECT

CHECT photo - Dubs at the Mill festival

Volkswagen enthusiasts have helped to raise £5,000 to help families affected by retinoblastoma.

The Yeovil VW group Scrumpy Dubbers presented the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust with a cheque following its annual festival earlier this year. The event, called Dubs at the Mill, was a sell out success, with scores of VW fans turning out to join in the fun.

The Scrumpy Dubbers chose CHECT as its charity to support this year because the club secretary Sarah Quinton’s daughter Poppy had retinoblastoma. Poppy was diagnosed when she was four months old and had lifesaving surgery to save her life.

CHECT photo - Poppy Quinton
Poppy had Rb as a baby

Now Poppy is a healthy and successful 21-year-old, who works as a project manager for a local company and is an ambassador for CHECT.

Sarah said: “The show was over three days, with 160 camping pitches, and welcomed VWs both vintage and modern. We had children’s entertainment, drumming workshops, crafts and games. We also had live music, a range of foods and beers. The weekend was a great success.”

Thank you so much Scrumpy Dubbers!

There are lots of ways to fundraise for CHECT – for more information have a look at our get involved pages.

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