Two cancer charities have benefited from fund raising activities by staff at our Oldham and Sheffield sites.
Our HR Manager Carole Hamnett-Sadler has just completed Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, while staff at both sites dressed to impress for the annual Wear It Pink Day for Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity.
Carole, who completed her 5km run at Heaton Park, in Prestwich near Manchester, in 40 minutes, has taken part in the Race for Life most years since 2009, and has raised about £8,000 in that time.
She swapped challenges three years ago when she joined a group of colleagues ('Hill's Angels') to brave the Pretty Muddy obstacle race, also for Cancer Research.
And it was Carole who first instigated our involvement in the Wear It Pink campaign, which we've supported for six years now.
She said: "While our fundraising activities are fun, there are serious reasons behind supporting cancer charities. Cancer's had a personal effect on me and I also think it's going to hit somebody at some point in their life, and that is going to affect them and their families.
"People doing this kind of thing, and raising money for these charities, is just lovely. We are actually getting somewhere with cancer and lots of good work is happening with research. It's just so important."
This year is the 20th anniversary of Wear It Pink Day, which has raised more than £36m nationally since its inception. Amy Fairbank in Marketing took on the task, along with guidance from Carole, of rallying the troops.
Our collection this year currently stands at over £300 with more still to come. Paul Fitzgerald (Oldham) and Natalie Chapman (Sheffield) were each awarded £20 vouchers for their best dressed outfits, although Paul's could be considered to be the 'Least Dressed! He's certainly set the bar very low for next year!