£3,650.00 Raised For The Worcester Cancer Support Group

A few months ago, Compco Fire Systems raised an amazing £3,650.00 for a local Cancer Support Group. The cheque was presented to members of the support group and the founder’s wife. The below article was written by our HR department for our local newspaper;

“Compco Fire Systems, based in Lower Wick, decided to celebrate the Christmas season by raising money for this worthy charity which is very close the company’s heart.

The Worcester Cancer Support Group was founded in 1982 after Mrs Render’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. Mr Render formed the group after there was no one to go to for advice or support leaving them afraid and uncertain of the future. When Mr Render sadly passed away 1991 there was a further 15 groups operating and supporting cancer patients in the Midlands for which he was awarded the M.B.E.

Mrs Render and the rest of the Worcester Cancer Support Group hold monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at the Spire South Bank Hospital on Bath Road. Here they welcome those that have been diagnosed with cancer along with their family and friends for a chat, coffee, tea and biscuits in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with occasional speakers and discussions.

To raise this incredible amount of money, Compco Fire Systems held a Christmas raffle which included many excellent prizes donated by the company. Tickets were offered for sale to all of Compco’s 246 members of staff across the company including those from our regional office and those who work on site throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Prizes included a holiday, a weekend Morgan care hire, a hot air balloon ride and many more. In addition to this, every year, the company also receive generous Christmas gifts from suppliers which are also raffled off to employees for a guaranteed prize with all money raised going to charity.

This year, on top of both raffles, Compco Fire Systems made a pledge to double the amount raised by employees which meant that the total was an incredible £3,650.00.

The Worcester Cancer Support Group is financed totally by voluntary donations so this amount will make a huge difference. The money raised will be used to help cancer patients in desperate need.

If you would like to find out more about the Worcester Cancer Support Group, please contact Sylvia Render on 01905 422654 or email sylviarender@talktalk.net.”

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