We recently marked our most successful annual fundraising in aid of the Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Fund with a cheque for £3,500, raised throughout 2017.
We have continuously supported the fund over the past years, which has resulted in a total of over £12, 000 donated since the beginning of our partnership.
Charlie Bear for Cancer Care is the charitable fund dedicated to raising funds for the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
In 2017 alone, we held 5 coach trips, an 'Easter Egg' raffle and a 'Lucky Numbers,' making the year's result the biggest one yet.
We had a great year again and the annual cheque keeps getting bigger and bigger. It gives us great pleasure knowing that we can help others by giving that little bit extra to the community.
We did more coach trips in 2017 due to demand and each one sold out straight away. All staff from the branch are involved in the fundraising process and enjoy our days out with the customers. It was the biggest year since we started fundraising for the fund.
Dr Ian Pedley, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Director at NCCC, said: "We are very grateful to Darren, his team and all of their wonderful customers, who have supported the fund over the past years. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated and we thank you for helping us to support local people living with cancer."