Icopal Staff Raise Over £8,000 For Cancer Charity

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Icopal Staff Raise Over £8,000 For Cancer Charity

Simon Woods from Icopal hands over the cheque to Jennifer Bailey from The Christie charity

Staff at building protection firm Icopal have raised £8,000 to support the fight against cancer.

The cash, collected after a series of fundraising events, has been donated to The Christie charity in Manchester.

The company has been raising money for the charity for the last four years, donating an impressive £24,000 in total.

Money raised will go towards supporting The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist cancer centre based in Withington. The Christie charity works with the hospital to deliver the latest equipment to ensure patients receive the very best care and treatment.

Together they provide specialist staff and supportive services, including wig and headscarf facilities, complementary therapies and an art room with sessions for patients and carers several times each week.

The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds. For example, some key posts across the hospital are also funded by The Christie charity, such as clinical nurse specialists.

Simon Woods, Sales Director at Icopal, said: “Our employees have done a fantastic job to raise this much money. There was a lot of hard work put into fundraising events such as the Three Peaks Challenge and a bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool and back again. People were also sponsored to quit smoking and supported through weight loss programmes and alcohol-free months.

“This money will be going towards a great cause, and I’m incredibly proud of our employees for the commitment they have shown to supporting a local charity.”

To find out more about The Christie charity, visit their website here. For further information about Icopal and its products, visit their website here.

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