Brickset users raise £300 for children's cancer ward

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Remember the charity raffle that Kevbags organised a few weeks ago? Thanks to the generosity of Brickset users, a grand total of £300 was raised which Kev used to buy LEGO for his local hospital's children's cancer ward.

He took it there today and this picture shows five year old Rohan, currently suffering with pneumonia, with Karen Foster, a Hospital Play Specialist.

"The LEGO will provide hours of fun for the older children who have to stay in hospital. As well as bringing children together socially in small groups this will benefit children who have to stay in their rooms." said Karen. "We would like to say a big thank you to all who have donated to provide us with the LEGO and bringing hours of fun to the children."

Kev added "Rohan, who can't leave his room at the moment, decided to keep hold of The Batcave to build this afternoon..."

You can read more in the forum, including the list of sets Kev bought -- quite a haul by the looks of things!

So, a big thank you to everyone who contributed, and especially to Kev for organising it. We will have to do it again!

14 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

This is great I didn't win But so what ! Looking at this picture I feel I have

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By in United Kingdom,

This is so heartwarming, kudos to Kevbags and all the bricksetters who made this happen!

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By in United States,

This is awesome! Great job everyone!

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By in United States,

Way to go guys! That's what this hobby and community is all about, sharing our joy of LEGO!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking at this, i feel somewhat awesome for donating. best of luck curing the kids and if they unluckily pass away young then at least they had some good fun beforehand.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well done!

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By in United States,

Awesome effort by the community! I know from first-hand experience that kids can get very depressed in hospitals, so these LEGO pieces will mean a lot to them! Great job!

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By in Switzerland,

I missed it, but I have to say we should do this more often. And I am not saying because of the prizes to be won.

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By in United States,

You do this 10 times, raise a 1000 bucks, get in the news, this website will be a l-o-t more popular. Not that it isn't now.

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By in United States,

Oh, wait! You should have this a monthly thing! Like, you get a set, (some of the money raised goes toward the price), and you have how many happy kids on both ends? Many.

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By in United States,

That is awesome..! It's a really great thing to see people using Lego as the backbone for a great cause like this one here...

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By in United States,

This was a great idea!

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By in France,

Kevbags, you da man!

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