CMJ raises over £2000 for motor neurone charity


Pandora VP Peter Anderson wins priceless charity auction prize.

Peter Anderson, Pandora’s vice president for Western Europe, paid £2000 for a Welsh scarf in a charity auction held at The Company of Master Jeweller’s Spring Trade Event on Sunday.

The money will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), which was CMJ’s chosen charity at this week’s event.

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Mr Anderson fought off several other bidders in the room, including CMJ chief executive, Willie Hamilton, to secure the prize.

It was sold by CMJ’s passionately Welsh chairman Stephen Hughes, who also pledged to wave England’s St George’s flag during his speech. At the same time last year, Hughes was celebrating a Wales victory over England in the Six Nations Rugby. This year he was forced to eat humble pie as England beat Wales.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association was selected as the official charity for this year’s CMJ Trade Event in honour of Simon Cupitt, who owned Cupitts Jewellers in Bromsgrove before succumbing to the disease.

In September this year, Simon’s 15-year-old son Olly Cupitt, and five of his Dad’s friends including John Henn of TA Henn jewellers, will cycle five of the highest peaks in the Alps with the aim of raising £25,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Simon has set up a Just Giving page where people can donate to his campaign. Please click here to donate.


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