Doncaster based Tembé DIY and Building Products has raised £8,500 for Cancer Research UK following a campaign it ran involving one of its products.
For every promotional roll of Hippo Carpet Protector sold between September 2014 to April 2015, Hippo made a donation to Cancer Research UK.
The funds raised through the promotion will go specifically towards research into Triple Negative breast cancer and Neuroblastoma.
Andrea Day from Cancer Research attended a cheque presentation at Tembé’s head quarters on Monday 29th June, with managing director Guy Malam and marketing director Andrew Baker.
Many of the staff at Tembé DIY live in and around Epworth and have been affected by the stories of two young families: Mother of two young children, Anna Verrico from Epworth died in November 2013 just 13 months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, suffering from a variety of the disease called triple negative which typically affects younger woman and does not respond to hormone treatment. Anna was fundraising herself at the time of her secondary diagnosis to support a doctoral cancer research student.
Epworth youngster Alexander Strong was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma on Christmas Eve 2009. Sadly, he lost his battle in January 2013 after fighting the disease for three years from the age of five.
Guy Malam, managing director of Tembé DIY & Building Products, said: “Cancer has such an impact on so many people, in particular two young families in the town where many of our staff live. Tembé are proud to continue doing its part to help raise money for a cure.”
Andrea Day, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK Lincolnshire & Doncaster, said: “It has been such a privilege to work with Tembe DIY, it was clear on my first meeting with the team how committed they are to making a difference to our life saving research, we are thrilled as we are going to be able to restrict this huge donation to two types of cancer research, breast cancer (which includes looking at triple negative breast cancer) and neuroblastoma, we know this is very important to Guy and the Tembe DIY team.”