Well known face on Leicester business scene has set target of at least £3,000 – and needs your help
Tracey has set £3,000 target
A well known face on the city business scene is cutting out alcohol for three months in aid of a very good cause.
Tracey Miller, a partner at her husband Pete’s Leicester tax specialist firm The Miller Partnership is raising money for Leicester charity Hope Against Cancer, which funds potentially life-saving research.
She has set a target of at least £3,000 and is already at £1,365 on her Just Giving page.
Tracey has helped various charities over the years, such as fashion and fizz evenings raising £5,000 for the Loughborough Rainbows children’s hospice, through to helping the Lord’s Taverners raise thousands for disadvantaged children at Leicester business fundraising events.
She is also on the business board of Soft Touch Arts in Leicester, and has arranged money-raising events for it.
Tracey Miller was named Culture Vulture at the 2016 Alternative Business Awards – a comedy fundraiser in Leicester. Pictured with compere Patrick Monahan and Curve chief executive Chris Stafford
She now wants members of the city’s business community to back her three months of stopping drinking.
She said: “Cancer is such an indiscriminate blight on our loved ones – it took both my dad and my grandfather in their prime.
“Yet here in the heart of Leicester, only a mile or so from where I live, is this incredible charity, funding groundbreaking research and clinical trials to combat it.
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“At a Hope Through Business lunch at Leicester Racecourse in April, I learned that £80,000 raised by Hope had led to a discovery about the increased effectiveness of radiotherapy in certain cancers administered depending upon whether the patient was a ‘morning’ or an ‘afternoon’ person.
“This astonishingly simple premise could change the way that radiotherapy is implemented for those cancers not just locally or nationally, but worldwide.
Tracey Miller is off the booze for three months
“I am absolutely determined to do this and indebted to two of my favourite city centre cocktail purveyors who will be fashioning fabulous non-alcoholic drinks which I know, as well as HOPE, will see me through my dry spell.”
She already has businesses sponsoring different periods of the challenge – chartered surveyors Edward Cooper Young; construction company Smallman & Son; Harborough’s Corporate Architecture and Glynis Wright & Co Family Solicitors and Mediators.
And she said the Parcel Yard bar next to Leicester Railway Station will even be hosting an “It’s Raining Fizz Party” from 5pm on November 30 to celebrate the end of her challenge.