The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity receives donation of £10,000 from digital currency firm LIFElabs.io
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity received a welcome donation of £10,000 thanks to digital currency firm LIFElabs.io – the sponsor of this year’s GolfSixes Birdies for Good hole. LIFElabs had committed to donating the equivalent of £500 of LIFEtokens every time a birdie was recorded on the second hole of the six-hole circuit over the weekend at Centurion Club in St Albans. But when a total of nine birdies took the amount to £4,500, LIFElabs decided to more than double their donation to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, an Official Charity Partner of GolfSixes alongside the European Tour Foundation. LIFElabs is the first digital currency firm to partner with the European Tour and to sponsor a sporting event of this kind. One third of the company’s LIFEtoken total supply is ringfenced for philanthropic causes, worldwide – a driving factor in the GolfSixes partnership. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. They ensure their nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world. From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, they will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Edwin Drumond, Head of Philanthropy at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: “It is very generous of LIFElabs to match the amount raised last year and to make this donation to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. “As an organisation we rely solely on philanthropic support to fund our research and our treatment and care programmes so we’re delighted that LIFElabs have made this contribution to us. We had a fantastic weekend and we are very pleased to be working with GolfSixes and the European Tour Foundation.” LIFElabs is on a mission to make LIFEtoken the most accessible digital currency in the world, that can be easily used in everyday life, while also offering people the chance to give a little back to good causes and charities around the world simply through the way they choose to pay. Luke Chittock, Managing Director of LIFElabs.io, said: “We projected our budget on the number of birdies made last year, which was a bit higher, and we didn’t want the charity to fall short so we decided to match the figure raised last year and actually add a little bit more. “It’s such a great cause, the Royal Marsden Hospital do amazing work and for us it’s a great pleasure to donate this amount to them.” Mark Casey, Championship Director of GolfSixes, said: “We are delighted that the GolfSixes Birdies for Good hole was of such great benefit to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We felt that a philanthropic and innovative company like LIFElabs would be a perfect fit for GolfSixes. Their generosity in increasing their donation to £10,000 is hugely appreciated, and a welcome addition to another groundbreaking weekend at Centurion Club." The funds raised through GolfSixes will go towards The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s biggest ever capital appeal to build the new Clinical Care and Research Centre at The Royal Marsden in Sutton. This new Centre will give The Royal Marsden increased capacity to treat more patients in the best possible environments and, with researchers under the same roof as clinicians, there will be more accelerated progress in new treatments.