Excell Jumps for Teenage Cancer Trust

On Friday 30th May, eight members of staff from Excell Group in Cambridge undertook a Skydive, raising over £3000. The group are continuing their fundraising efforts on Friday 12th June with a Charity Day for Teenage Cancer Trust, to help transform the lives of young people with cancer in and around Cambridge.

The team who took on the challenge included Andy Watson, Caroline Gissing, Debbie Woodeson, Divan Barnard, Edward Aspeling, Kelly Verrinder, Nicholas Leppan and Natasha Day. Natasha Day, Retentions Manager at Excell said “It was an exhilarating experience that we all really loved and doing it for such a great cause just made it even more enjoyable”

Continuing in their support for Teenage Cancer Trust, the staff are hosting a Charity Day, with a range of activities for all members of staff to get involved in, including a ‘Bake-Off’, a 90’s pop quiz, as well as dressing up as a teenager for the day!

Helen Bearfield-Swift, Regional Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust said, “We’ve been so impressed with the incredible enthusiasm and bravery of the whole team who took on this challenge on our behalf. I would like to offer a huge thank you to Excell for their continued support and wish them luck with their staff Charity Day.”

Across the UK, seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Traditionally treated either on a children’s ward or on an adult ward often alongside elderly patients, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age, by experts in teenage and young adult cancer care, can make a huge difference to their experience.

For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.orgor email fundraising@teenagecancertrust.org

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine