Sarah Fox from our Beccles branch has masterminded a forthcoming event taking place at all five of our residential offices in aid of Cancer Research UK, a charity very close to her heart.
Cancer Research UK has helped to double cancer survival rates in just 40 years, with their research funded by us, the general public. They rely solely on donations to fund their vital work, and I would like to help them by raising as much as we can during this ‘Coffee & Cake’ event. For every £1 donated to CRUK, over 80p is used to help beat cancer.
My fundraising motivation is my Mum. Within just 5 days of going to the doctors with a ‘tummy bug’ in November, she was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. After lots of further tests, we have been told it has spread to her liver. Just three years prior, she had cancerous breast cells removed and thought she had beaten this horrible disease. The care and support given to her during these times has been second to none, and we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that chemotherapy is going to produce a positive result.
Durrants have kindly agreed to help me fundraise by holding an event, and together we came up with the idea of a coffee and cake morning based in each of our offices. It is a nice way for us all to come together, and catch up with our clients whilst enjoying a slice of cake, all in aid of raising money for this fantastic cause.
All five of our residential offices; Beccles, Diss, Halesworth, Harleston and Southwold, are going to host their event between 11am and 2pm, on Friday 5th April. So far we have staff members promising culinary delights of both sweet and savoury scones, cheese straws, chocolate brownies, lemon drizzle cake... plus I’m sure much more. We would love to see you there!
While I'm here, I hope you can find time to sponsor me in the Norwich Pretty Muddy 5K in May, also in aid of Cancer Research UK. Find out more here. Thank you.