Young plant producer Delamore has raised almost £8,000 for charity.
In May 2013, 40 employees of Delamore competed in the Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10km run in King’s Lynn. The event was organised by the directors of Delamore and was in aid of a charity picked by a former employee of Delamore, Annette Atter, who was diagnosed with a terminal form of pancreatic cancer last year.
After speaking with her family, she picked the 'Palliative Care CNS Fund’, which is a department of the local Hospital and also has close links with the Macmillan charity. She died in late January at the age of 50. Delamore said this "much loved and respected" colleague would be greatly missed.
Now, after a final calculation of the fundraising, Delamore staff have raised a £7928.30 for the local Palliative Care Unit, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
QEH Macmillan Palliative Care lead nurse Amanda Whitehouse said: "The money raised will go towards helping local families who come into contact with our service in many ways. We regularly purchase memory boxes out of charitable funds, these are boxes where special memories and things, photographs, letters can be kept. We frequently use these when there are children in the family; they are often involved in building their own memory box with the patient. We have also purchased equipment to assist us with our role in supporting patients and families and we have used funds for educational purposes for nursing staff."
Delamore MD Wayne Eady said: "This event has really united our teams, they’ve all worked so hard, not only training and preparing for the run itself but also to raise a significant amount of money for a local charity and a wonderful former employee of ours."
An employee of Delamore, Sophie Worlding, is organising a charity ball on October 26 2013 in Wisbech St Mary to help raise further funds for the charity. Contact her at Delamore on 01945 419100 for more details.