Local fundraising advisers, Mogan and Mogan, have teamed up with the Crowther family to do something special for Ben Crowther, who was stolen by a rare cancer in 2019.
“Ben was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in June 2018. He gained his superhero wings in June 2019 and now flies high with the birds and the angels. He stays with us forever in our hearts. Despite the ongoing brutal effects of his chemotherapy treatment, he wanted to Pass his Smile to other people to cheer them up.” Scott Crowther, Ben’s dad.
Treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma has not advanced for decades and survival rates are shockingly poor. Funds are needed for research and for better, kinder, targeted treatments. This December, Ben’s family and the Mogans are to hide 10 Christmas-themed painted rocks around Earlsdon in Coventry. Every time a new rock is found, Mogan and Mogan will give a £100 donation to the charity – Pass The Smile.
Mirius Managing Director heard the appeal by charity fundraiser Michael Mogan on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire this morning and have pledged that Mirius will match the £100 for every one of the charity stones found.
Mirius are now going to try to do more: and we have set a target to get five more businesses on board:
Darren Langdon, “We are proud of our Coventry roots and have always given back to the communities we serve. This is a brilliant project and my own family has been personally impacted by the effects of childhood cancer; I am copying Michaels examples now and reaching out to businesses to see if they will also get on board. If we raise enough, we can help fund research in Ben’s name to try to beat this aggressive cancer. Given the difficulties we have all faced this year and the poignancy of the time of year, I would like to ask as many businesses as possible to donate.”
Scott Crowther, Ben’s dad, said “Darren’s support and enthusiasm is really uplifting. Ben’s fund is currently at £75,000 thanks to the public’s incredible generosity. If we could raise a further £50,000 we could run a dedicated research competition as we seek to find a cure.”
For more information and to donate please follow the link – Pass the Smile for Ben