Delamore employees raise nearly £8,000 for charity in memory of popular former colleague struck down by cancer
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COLLEAGUES of a much loved worker who lost her battle with cancer aged 50 in January raised nearly £8,000 in her memory,
Forty Delamore employees competed in the Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10km run in King’s Lynn in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), King’s Lynn.
The charity was chosen by Annette Atter, who was diagnosed with a terminal form of pancreatic cancer last year.
Delamore managing director Wayne Eady said: “This event really united our teams. They’ve all worked so hard, not only training and preparing for the run itself but also to raise a significant amount of money for a local charity and a wonderful former employee of ours.”
Amanda Whitehouse, Macmillan Palliative Care lead nurse of the QEH, said: “The money raised will go towards helping local families who come into contact with our service in many ways.
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“We regularly purchase memory boxes out of charitable funds, where special memories and things, photographs and letters can be kept.”
Delamore employee Sophie Worlding is organising a Charity Ball on October 26 2013 in Wisbech St Mary to help raise further funds for the charity.
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If you would like to purchase tickets or offer your support in the form of sponsorship and raffle prizes contact Delamore on 01945 419100 and ask for Sophie for further information.