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Charity receives boost from housing association
Kind hearted staff and customers have helped a local housing association raise thousands of pounds for a charity that supports the families of children with cancer.
The cash was raised during events organised by Stafford and Rural Homes over the past 12 months, including a series of summer fun days.
At a recent seasonal staff party, a cheque for £3,249 was handed over to the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, the community housing association’s adopted charity for 2014.
Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive, commented: “To raise so much money for such a worthy cause represents a fantastic effort from everyone involved.
“It shows how committed our staff are to helping make life better for people in the communities we serve – and they’re always willing to go the extra mile to support other organisations that are also making a difference too.”
After receiving the cheque from SARH on behalf of the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, Rachel Olley commented: “I am overwhelmed by such a fantastic donation. For a small charity like The Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance (CCPA) this makes a huge difference.
“This will enable us to continue our valuable work supporting families of children and young adults with cancer. I would like to thank everyone at Stafford and Rural Homes for all their hard work during 2014, it has been great meeting with so many people and being able to tell them of our work.”
Rachel is pictured here (second left) with Jo Hough, Head of Organisational Development at SARH; Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive and Kathryn Bradbury, Income Services Manager.