The family-run jewellers donated the diamond to a fundraising ball raffle, to raise money for special equipment, therapy and care for 10-year-old Bel Young. Raffle winner Nigel Jowett was so touched by Bel’s story that he donated the diamond to her. He joined Christopher Stoner to present it to Bel in person at Stoners’ boutique store in Harrogate (pictured).
Christopher Stoner said: “It’s fantastic that Nigel has given the diamond to Bel. The diamond is named ‘Bel’s diamond’, so it’s fitting that she is now its proud owner. Bel is an inspirational young girl who is extremely courageous and it’s tremendous that we have been able to help boost her quality of life in this fundraising venture.”
The diamond specialist has also been involved with a number of other charitable ventures, including raising over £5,000 for the PPR Foundation, Brain Tumour Research Appeal and an ongoing fundraising campaign for Marie Curie Cancer Care.