Aycliffe business raises over £400 for Macmillan in memory of colleague
Employees at TR Aycliffe, the North East division of global manufacturer TR Fastenings, raised more than £400 for Macmillan last month in honour of their late colleague Linda Woodward.
£354 was generated through selling cakes and hot drinks as part of Macmillan’s annual national coffee morning, while another £60 came from donations to the online tribute page dedicated to Linda
. Linda, who worked as an Account Co-ordinator for TR and sadly lost her battle with cancer in May 2015. Since then her friends and colleagues at TR Fastenings have held an annual fundraiser and collected more than £1,600 for Macmillan, the national charity which supports people through the far-reaching effects of a cancer diagnosis.
Last month's event was Halloween-themed, and the team dressed up for the occasion. Keen bakers created a mix of sweet and savoury goodies including chocolate apples, cupcakes, pasties and scones.
Katie Boddy from the sales team at TR Aycliffe said: “This is such a lovely way to remember Linda while raising money for the charity which supports so many people whose lives are affected by cancer. The office is full of keen bakers and they outdid themselves. We were so pleased to beat our £300 target by more than £100 this year. Thank you to everyone who came along and donated so generously.”
Coffee morning fundraiser in memory of Linda Woodward
Employees at TR Aycliffe, TR’s North East division, are running a special Macmillan coffee morning in honour of their late colleague Linda Woodward.
This is the third time the team has taken part in Macmillan’s annual fundraiser in memory of Linda, who worked as an Account Co-ordinator for TR. Last year more than £250 was raised for Macmillan, and the year before £320.
The coffee morning is taking place on 27th October. There will be games and prizes, sweet and savoury homemade bakes and hot drinks. Those who can’t attend the event in person can alternatively donate to Macmillan through the online tribute page dedicated to Linda here
Katie Boddy from the sales team at TR Aycliffe said: “This is such a lovely way to remember Linda while raising money for the charity which supports so many people whose lives are affected by cancer. The office is full of keen bakers and we’re going for a target of £300 this year. We’re looking forward to getting together for a coffee and slice of homemade cake in aid of a wonderful cause.”
Remembering a TR Fastenings Colleague with Coffee & Affection
TR Aycliffe, TR’s division in the North East of England, recently held a Halloween-themed coffee morning with the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of Linda Woodward, a former colleague and Accounts Co-ordinator at TR Fastenings.
The event, which was also supported by TR’s teams in Scotland and Manchester, raised a total of £320 for Macmillan and was a very poignant way to celebrate Linda’s life.
“We all had a ‘spook-tastic’ day filled with fun, games and of course plenty of cake in memory of our much loved friend and colleague, Linda Woodward,” commented Donna Fearon, Contract Sales Co-ordinator at TR Aycliffe. “Thank you to everyone who took part.”
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