271 miles, five days, three European countries, and a milkshake truck are all part of one family’s efforts to raise funds for us!
The team from Winsbury Dairy have kindly donated £600 already after parking their mobile, fresh milkshake van outside the main ward block at the hospital a few weeks ago. And now the milkshake van is coming back from Monday to Friday (12th to 16th September). Patients, visitors and passers-by enjoyed tasty milkshake treats with all proceeds from sales going to Lingen Davies Cancer Fund supporting our work in the wider community.
The family run enterprise have made the gesture as a thank you for care given to Rob Beavan, from Chirbury, who has been undergoing treatment at the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre for cancer of the tonsils and lymph glands.
In addition, Rob’s wife Gill, is also currently taking part in the Euro City Cycle event – completing 271 miles across five countries and taking in the sights of London, Holland, Amsterdam, Breda and Brussels.
Gill, who has done the London to Paris cycle before, said she wanted to do something to thank everyone in the Cancer Centre and when she saw the cycling event she jumped at the chance.
“Rob had absolutely exceptional care in the Centre and we are so grateful to everyone.
“I have cycled before and done some running but I haven’t really trained for a while. I’m really looking forward to this and I’ve never been to these places so that will be great,” she added.
Rob said: “I had to have surgery and radiotherapy and chemotherapy at the same time. I went five days a week for six weeks. We’re so fortunate to have this facility on our doorstep in Shrewsbury, it’s brilliant.”
Ellie Beavan, Rob’s daughter who runs Winsbury Dairy, said the whole family are keen to support the charity and do what they can to boost funds.
“Dad’s doing really well and we all wanted to do something to say thank you. It’s been great to see people enjoying our milkshakes, knowing that we’re making money for Lingen Davies at the same time.”
Tarrah Lewis, Fundraising and Volunteering Coordinator for Lingen Davies, said a very big thank you to the Beavan family.
“We’ve seen a steady stream of people enjoying a milkshake thanks to the Winsbury Dairy truck and look forward to welcoming it back next week. And thanks to Gill for taking on this challenge on our behalf… wishing her all the very best.
“Every penny raised will go back into supporting the charity and our work to enhance treatment for those going through cancer, and raise cancer awareness throughout our community,” she added.