Staff at Bakkavor in Spalding make grand effort for cancer trust

Bakkavor staff with the cheque for �1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bakkavor staff with the cheque for �1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Office workers from a food manufacturer in Spalding have raised £1,000 for charity.

Staff at the Bakkavor Group staged a host of activities including numerous quizzes, a book sale and raffle, a DVD swap and much more to help the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The firm’s group services employees nominated the trust as their chosen charity for 2015.

Jo Cullen, representing the Bakkavor office at Spalding, 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”.

A cheque was presented to Steph Grayson, regional fundraiser for the East Midlands at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’ve been so impressed with the incredible enthusiasm of all the staff. Thank you to everyone who took part fundraising.

“This money will go towards desperately needed services for local young people with cancer.”

About 2,500 young people are diagnosed with cancer every year - seven a day - they need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’.

The Charity has 28 units across the UK, with three units based in Leicester and Nottinghamshire supporting teenagers based in the region.

The units are designed with input from young people to help them build an environment to feel as much like home as possible.

To help transform the lives of young people with cancer visit www.teenagecancertrust.org