AZ apprentices raise £25,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust
Fundraising initiative aims to support teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer
A group of apprentices from AstraZeneca’s North West apprentice programme have raised £25,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust over the last two years.
The classes of 2015 and 2016 set themselves the challenge to raise money for their peers who have been diagnosed with cancer, working with the charity that aims to provide teenagers and young adults with support upon diagnosis.
Charley Denney, a member of the class of 2015, said: “Knowing somebody that was supported by Teenage Cancer Trust and what an impact the charity made really put things into perspective.
“I’ve loved every minute of work we’ve done so far, raising around £25,000, and will continue to support and help fundraise for such an amazing charity!”
The apprentices, based at AZ’s Macclesfield site, organised quiz nights, fashion shows and bake sales as well as taking part in Tough Mudder courses and skydiving.
Vanessa Simmons, regional fundraising manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Thank you to all the young people who have contributed to this incredible partnership which we hope will continue for many years.
“Every penny raised will help us to support teenagers and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer. We have come so far in our mission to help young people suffering from this devastating disease.
“There is, however, still much more to do and for every young person we help, there is another we can’t, which is why we are so very grateful to everyone at Astra Zeneca.”
Article by Rebecca Clifford