Former Dorset School Boy Donates To Cancer Charity
1:03pm 29th October 2014
A Dorchester school boy turned American businessman is making a six figure donation to help local people suffering with cancer.
Former student from Thomas Hardye School - Steven Blonstein is donating the money to The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).
The charity provides financial assistance to cancer sufferers, cancer groups, organisations and hospitals based inside the county.
In 2012 Mr Blonstein's aunt passed away, leaving Steven and his sister Anne money in her will.
His aunt stated that should either beneficiary pass away from cancer before her, their share should be awarded to a cancer-based charity.
As Mr Blonstein's sister Anne had already died from cancer, he began to search the internet for a local charity to support, and found the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.
He told Wessex FM; "I chose DCCF because it is relatively new, but focused on the Dorset area and I feel that by making a contribution to a small organisation like DCCF, the money will actually be making a bigger impact in Dorset than if I had donated to a larger national charity."
Steven's retired from the high tech industry and is now living the high life operating a large flying club in San Francisco Bay.