Edgar’s Gift is a charity set up in 2010 in memory of Ben Edkins, who passed away following a year long fight with cancer. He was just 25 when he died after battling Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of muscle cancer. The charity was founded by Ben’s parents Julie and Neil Bradman, alongside Ben’s family and friends – all of whom Ben influenced and had a special and positive effect on their lives. Edgar’s Gift aims to raise money to enable us to provide special days out, unique experiences and luxury gifts for young adults aged 18-30 who are suffering from cancer.
The fundraisers at Edgar’s Gift work tirelessly in order to raise money for those unfortunately suffering from cancer. Edgar’s Gift organise events large and small, from quiz nights and raffles, sponsored walks all the way up to Football Games starring Legends of years gone by. Edgar’s Gift has links with local hospitals that make us aware of people who need our help and also applications can be made through our website. The charity strives to provide treasured and memorable gifts and experiences to ensure that those who are suffering can enjoy rare moments.
The aim for Edgar’s Gift is to continue to raise funds from a variety of events that will allow us to help and support as many people as we possibly can, in any way shape or form. If you are looking to help or raise funds for Edgar’s Gift in whatever way possible, whether it be through a charity collection, a sponsored event, or by organising something much bigger – we would love to hear from you. Please check out our contact page.