Catering Staff Raise Money for Bowel Cancer Isle of Man
12th August 2009
Nobles Provision’s Store Supervisor, Andy Pennington had a fantastic idea – to raise money for Bowel Cancer Isle of Man. To help boost funds for this event Cathy Irwin from Greeba Farm very kindly donated a ‘living display’ of mushrooms as a raffle prize. Cathy presented the ‘Living Display’ to the winner, Andy Clark from Main Stores who said “I am really happy I won, I love mushrooms and now I can grow them myself.”
The whole of the Catering Staff also had one of their ‘Bake Offs’ – famously known within the hospital as ”Have Cake & Donate Day!” This part of the event was organised by Liz Lillis, Staff Dining Supervisor, to help generate funds for this worthy cause. All cakes were kindly donated or baked by the catering staff with all proceeds going to Bowel Cancer Isle of Man.
Liz Lillis said: “We’re delighted to be able to donate the proceeds from the raffle and our “Have Cake & Donate Day!” to Bowel Cancer Isle of Man. it is a truly worthy cause and we look forward to supporting the charity again in the future. Our fund raising events always attract big support from hospital staff and I would personally like to thank every one of the catering team and supporters for making these events a success.”
Andy Pennington commented “I thought it was a brilliant way to provide support for such a worthwhile cause. With the help from Greeba Farms we were able to present Zoe Hawley, the fundraiser for the charity, which a cheque for £400, but without the support of the catering staff we would not have managed to raise such an remarkable sum. My thanks goes out to all the catering staff, Greeba Farms and everyone who helped by purchasing a ticket or making a donation to the charity.”
Andy Pennington and Liz Lillis presented the Cheque to Zoe Hawley from Bowel Cancer Isle of Man who said “it is an astonishing effort that has been made by the staff, who raised an amazing amount of money in such a short period of time. It is truly refreshing that people are so supportive of this new charity and want to help us raise awareness of Bowel Cancer on the Island.”