Office workers from food manufacturer Bakkavor have presented a cheque for £1,000 to their chosen charity for 2015, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bakkavor’s Spalding-based group services employees nominate charities that have made a personal difference to their own families and are close to their heart.
The amount was raised through various activities including holding a number of quizzes throughout the year, a book sale and raffle. Funds were also collected from their Christmas lunch buffet and a very successful DVD swap.
Around 2,500 young people are diagnosed with cancer every year – seven every day. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’ and Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to making this happen.
The charity has 28 units across the UK, with three units based in Leicester and Nottinghamshire supporting teenagers based in this region.
The units are designed with input from young people to help them build an environment to feel as much like home as possible.
Jo Cullen, of Bakkavor’s Spalding office, said: “It is really important to us that we support a charity that provides essential services for the people that work alongside us who are personally affected by difficult life circumstances.
“We hope our fundraising efforts can help the Teenage Cancer Trust with the fabulous work it does for young people.”
The cheque was presented to Steph Grayson, regional fundraiser for the East Midlands at Teenage Cancer Trust. She said: “We’ve been so impressed with the incredible enthusiasm of all the staff and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part fundraising.
“This money will go towards desperately needed services for local young people with cancer.”
To help transform the lives of young people with cancer visit www.teenagecancer trust.org