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Charities are the winners

Dyke Yaxley staff have raised a total of just over £3,300 for charity which has been split equally between The Harry Johnson Trust and the Shropshire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Our Marketing Co-ordinator, Jackie Young, who leads the team behind the fundraising efforts, said there had been some particularly successful initiatives this year.

"There have been all kinds of activities taking place including a poker night, quiz night, several cake sales - we do love cake here at Dyke Yaxley! - a badminton tournament, Christmas jumper day and a raffle with a giant Easter egg as the top prize.

"Everyone has been so generous with their time and their support, and we're just very grateful that our efforts have motivated so many people to contribute towards our fundraising total."

The Harry Johnson Trust was set-up by Sally and Stephen Johnson in July 2014, in memory of their son, Harry (aged 7) who died after suffering with Double Hit Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  The Trust offers gestures of support to children with cancer who receive care from the Oncology Team at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford through a range of projects including: Harry's Hampers, Harry's Holidays, Harry's Hugs, Perfect Pillows, and Family Fun.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.  They help to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers, and fund and promote research with the aim of bringing the world closer to a cure.

Our chosen charities for 2016/17 are The Severn Hospice and the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal.

MND cheque handover - from left, Stephanie Wright (Dyke Yaxley), Jenny Etherington (founder member of the Shropshire Branch of MND), Andrew Young (Dyke Yaxley), Brian Jones (who is living with MND), Tony Bray (Kingsland Wealth Management), Malcolm Love (MND Branch Chairman) and Helen Ridge (Dyke Yaxley)

 

The Harry Johnson Trust cheque handover - from left, Hannah Young, Jessica Fan, Ian Walsh, Lucy Hirsch and Sally Johnson from The Harry Johnson Trust