5 Jul 2016

MyCSP has donated £500 through their Community Fund to help staff at its Cheadle office raise at least £1,000 for Cancer research.

MyCSP employee, Karen Carrigher, has currently signed up five other workers from her office to participate in the Pretty Muddy 5K on 16 July 2016 at Heaton Park, Manchester to raise money for the worthy cause. Taking part are Jen Hardie, Amy Eden, Alex Mayley, Sally Hartley and Bethan Homer.

Each member of the 12-strong group, called ‘My Cancer Squashing Posse’, participating in the Race, has had someone close to them affected by the disease. Karen, herself, lost two relatives in the past year alone from Cancer. She has previously raised money for Cancer research by doing the Race for Life, after her mother in law contracted breast cancer three years ago. Last year, she also raised money through Blackpool’s “Dance on the Comedy Carpet”, the biggest Northern Soul event in the UK calendar, where over 1,200 Soulies danced for 4 hours and raised over £11,000 for Cancer research.

Sally Hartley lost her mum in February this year after a 4 year battle with breast cancer and Alex Mayley’s prospective father in law has an aggressive brain tumour.

The ladies also decided to arrange two Pink days to help raise funds and awareness. On Wednesday 25 May they held a Pink cupcake sale and on Friday 24 June a Pink Dress down day.

Karen Carrigher, employee partner at MyCSP, said: “We’re aiming to raise £1,000 in this year’s Pretty Muddy 5K event, so the money donated through the MyCSP Community Fund has already gone a long way to helping us achieve our target. Cancer is a devastating disease affecting everyone involved. We are really delighted that MyCSP has chosen to donate this money towards what we believe is a really good cause. We have a ‘Just Giving’ page at https://www.justgiving.com/mycancersquashingposse, so anyone can also donate through that.”

David Boardman, communications director, MyCSP, said, “We always encourage our staff to contribute towards the local community, whether it is volunteering or fundraising, so we’re extremely proud of the team that Karen and the Cheadle office have put together to take part in this event. The MyCSP Community Fund was set up particularly to help charities, like these.”

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