Story Homes sets £10,000 cancer charity target

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Steve Errington
Steve Errington
13 September 2017 9:15AM

A leading housebuilder is doing its bit to support the fight against cancer.

Story Homes has chosen Cancer Research UK as its charity partner for 2017/18 – setting itself a £10,000 fundraising target.

Each year, employees vote for a charity to support, with Story Homes then dedicating its colleague and company fundraising to this cause.

Last year, the developer raised more than £6,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance and the North West Air Ambulance.

Chief executive Steve Errington said: “We are proud of the support we have provided to a variety of charities throughout our 30-year history, with our colleagues really getting behind each cause and being creative in their fundraising plans.”

Fundraising efforts from the firm’s team have so far included golf and football tournaments, charity zip wires, prize draws and cake sales, with many more plans underway.

In addition, Story Homes donates £50 to Cancer Research UK for every National House Building Council (NHBC) survey that its customers complete when they move into their new home – generating more than £13,000 since October 2016.

Natasha Patel, the charity’s local fundraising manager, added: “Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its ground-breaking research.

“Therefore, funds raised through supporters like Story Homes and its customers are crucial to the work to fight cancer on all fronts.”

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