LEEK United Building Society staff have raised miles more money for the UK’s biggest blood cancer charity after saddling up for a cause close to their hearts.
A team of colleagues undertook a three-day, 150-mile cycle relay in August, visiting each of the Society’s branches in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Now, they have presented a cheque for the £2,009.05 proceeds to Bloodwise*, in memory of former Leek United Operations Director Tony Hubbard, who passed away last November following a courageous battle with leukaemia.
Staff were inspired to begin raising money for the charity during Tony’s illness, and have since raised thousands of pounds for the cause.
Emma Jane Jones, Bloodwise’s Midlands Regional Manager, said: “This is the second year that Leek United has chosen our charity, and we are so pleased to have them on board. Their support is helping us find cures, better tests and kinder treatments for everyone living with blood cancer.”
Cycle relay co-ordinator Louise Poole added: “The relay was an ideal way of remembering Tony, because it involved every single branch and everyone who knew him. We know that he would have loved to take part himself, and our thanks go to everyone who helped support the event and make it so worthwhile.
Joining Louise on the relay were: Gemma Callear, Jo Cordall, Peter Excell, Will Roberts, Leek United’s Chief Executive Kevin Wilson and John Leveson – a Non-Executive Director and medal-winning member of the UK’s Transplant Games Team.Back to news