Posted on 12 Dec 2017

Cancer care charity gets donation from Larkfleet Homes parent

Helen Hick (left) and Karl Hick hand over a cheque to Tanya Taylor of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Larkfleet Group of Companies parent of Larkfleet Homes has handed £1,000 to cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Support after a series of fundraising events.

In September the group took part in the “world’s biggest coffee morning” in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The following month Macmillan was the chosen charity at the group’s annual corporate golf day.

Now Larkfleet has ‘rounded’ up the sums raised from these two events to make a total donation of £1,000.

Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “We have supported Macmillan Cancer Support because all of us at Larkfleet have been touched by the impact of cancer at some point. Indeed, it is affecting the daughter of one of our colleagues at present.

“Cancer is such a devastating disease and the charity helps people to cope with its impact.”

Macmillan estimates that there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK.

Helen and her husband Karl, chief executive of the company, handed over the cheque to Tanya Taylor, senior fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, at the company’s headquarters in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

The “world’s biggest coffee morning” is Macmillan’s largest fundraising event. This year it has already brought in more than £21 million – and proceeds such as the money from Larkfleet are still coming in.

Staff at Larkfleet House, including Helen Hick, took part in the event by baking or buying a range of cakes and snacks that were sold to colleagues to raise money. Visitors to Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes show homes were invited to buy coffee and cakes throughout the day.

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