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Society's fundraising drive for cancer charity

17th June 2016

BUSINESS associates got on course with Leek United Building Society this month to help launch a fundraising drive for a leading UK blood cancer charity.

Twelve teams battled it out on the fairways of Leek Golf Club at the Society’s annual charity tournament on Wednesday 1st June.

They together raised more than £2,000 for Bloodwise*, an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer.

Leek United’s sponsorship of Bloodwise has been inspired by a member of staff’s ongoing battle with leukaemia – and the Society plans to dedicate further fundraising events to the charity throughout the rest of 2016.

Emma Jane Jones, Regional Manager of Bloodwise, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Leek United who chose us as their charity of the year after one of their colleagues was diagnosed with leukaemia and it’s fantastic that this fundraising event went so well!

“Every penny raised helps us in our mission to beat blood cancer, improve the lives of all those affected, and stop people from dying.

“We are really looking forward to working with the Society over the next year and helping to support them in raising more money.”

Leek United’s Chief Executive Kevin Wilson added: “The disease that Bloodwise’s invaluable work seeks to eradicate has, unfortunately, been very close to home for all of us this year.

“However, we are delighted to be able to do all we can to raise funds for the vital research that the charity works so hard to provide.”

Winners of Leek United’s charity golf day tournament were a ladies’ team consisting of Society colleagues Carole Sergeant, Maria Wootton and Lynne Ball.

The ‘Texas Scramble’ winners were a team from Royal Sun Alliance (RSA); ‘Longest Drive’ prize went to Jonathan Day, of RSA; and ‘Nearest the Pin’ was won by Hayley Buckley, of Stoke City Football Club’s Community Trust.

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