Employees at Knauf Insulation’s St Helens plant have raised over £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support following a series of fundraising activities at the plant last week.
The UK’s leading insulation manufacturer hosted a coffee morning for its 270 staff last Friday (21 October) as well as organising a bake sale, dress down day and raffle.
Deborah Monk, Health Trainer from St Helens Council’s Health Improvement Team and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust also paid a visit to the insulation manufacturer to provide staff with information and advice about health and cancer awareness.
Lydia Sharples. Head of Communications, Knauf Insulation, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support helps to fund essential treatment and support to those affected by cancer. The disease affects around 309,500* people every year in the UK, however the earlier it is spotted, the higher the chances of being cured. We wanted to not only raise funds to support the great work that Macmillan does, but to use the day as an opportunity to educate our employees about the disease.”
Founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan, Macmillan Cancer Support has become the UK’s largest cancer care and support charity, offering practical, medical and financial help to all patients diagnosed with cancer.
Knauf Insulation is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing insulation companies and the UK’s leading manufacturer of insulation products. It is renowned for its strong environmental credentials and having the widest range of product for thermal, acoustic and fire protection applications.
For more information visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk.
*According to latest available stats from Cancer UK
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