Firm makes great start to fundraising

Employees at Tata Steel in Parkgate kicked off a month of fundraising activity in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in style by raising over £800 at their Wear Something Yellow To Work Day.

The charity was selected as the company’s chosen charity for March and at the start of the month staff wore yellow to work, held a raffle, set up book sales, held bucket collections and took donations from the sale of the charity’s daffodil pin badges.

Further fundraising is planned to continue throughout March.

Mick Hood, HR Director for Tata Steel’s speciality steels business, said: “Our employees never fail to impress us with their enthusiasm for charitable fundraising.

“Founder’s Day is the day we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Tata Group founder, Jamsetji Tata.

“We do this by working together to raise vital cash for charities working hard all year round to improve the lives of cancer patients in our local community.

“This year we used Founder’s Day as an opportunity to launch a month-long fundraising campaign to support the excellent work carried out by Marie Curie Cancer Care.”

Local Marie Curie Fundraiser Liz Howlett added: “They’ve made an amazing start to their fundraising and there is so much more to come over the coming weeks.”