A CHARITY that raises funds for families living with childhood cancer has been donated 10 high end holiday lets that will be auctioned.

Be More Frank, a charity fund already renowned for raising over £170,000 to families in Herefordshire and five other counties, has been gifted 10 stunning and unique holiday lets, some in the Ross-on-Wye area, in a bid to raise thousands more pounds of funding for local families in Herefordshire and beyond who have a child with cancer. 

The record-breaking special named fund of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is the largest and fastest growing fund in the Charity’s history and shows no sign of slowing down for 2024.

Dr Jennifer Kelly, founder and chief executive of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust said: “It is wonderful to see how much ‘Be More Frank’ has achieved since it was founded.

“As a charity, we are so grateful for Emma and Eddie Cleal’s tireless fundraising, which has enabled us to provide financial support to so many more families. It has also enabled us to double the size of the grants that families receive.”

The breaks on offer at the auction range from a weekend to a full week, with venues including a luxury Georgian house in Ross-on-Wye for three couples, riverside cottages in rural Wales, and a week on the Isle of North Uist in Hebrides.

The business community in Ross has also shown its’ support. Amy Williams the General Manager of Chelsea Parkfields have donated three rooms at their luxury group accommodation venue said:For companies within the Chelsea Group family, giving back and empowering communities that they work within is an important part of what we do.

“Chelsea Parkfields is honoured to be able to assist Be More Frank and we are truly humbled by all that they do. I hope that our small donation will have a big impact and really help those families going through the toughest of times.”

Be More Frank was established by Emma and Eddie Cleal after their youngest son Frank died from a rare bone cancer. Frank was aged just 13 years old when he passed away and lived his short life to the full.

Be More Frank provide grants to the family of every single child with cancer in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Powys and Ceredigion. The grants are not means tested and are straight-forward to access. To date Be More Frank has raised £172.6k in Frank’s honour.

To enter the auction, visit jumblenbee.co.uk/bemorefrankholiday.