Employees from Midlands tyre giant Goodyear Dunlop have taken their fundraising to new heights to launch the company’s support of Teenage Cancer Trust
The company has started working towards a £30,000 target for the charity by holding an event which saw 12 Goodyear Dunlop associates descend 120ft down the renowned Fort Dunlop building.
Group managing director Mark Brickhill said: “Having raised in excess of £5,000 in sponsorship from the event, I would like to thank all of those involved for conquering their fears and kick- starting this fierce fundraising campaign.
“Teenage Cancer Trust is a fantastic charity, and we are thrilled to be supporting the development of a unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital that will be the first in the county for 13 to 16-year-olds.
“We have been so touched by the work that the charity does and I’m certain that all of our associates will get firmly behind the fundraising to help to make a difference to the lives of the young people who face this terrible illness”.
Having raised and donated over £52,000 to the Children’s Hospital in 2008, the company is no stranger to fundraising, and will be organising a variety of events throughout the year in order to reach the target.
Paula Hancox, of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “The development of a Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Birmingham means that young people from across the West Midlands will have access to the comprehensive services they need to help fight this terrible disease.
“The funds raised by Goodyear Dunlop will go towards ensuring that young people with the illness have the chance to be teenagers first and cancer patients second.”
To make a donation and support the Goodyear Dunlop employees’ charity abseil, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org/sponsor/Goodyear_Dunlop.