Staff at Wisbech construction company Kier give a boost to cancer charity campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:21 21 October 2010

Kier Eastern personal assistant Sonia Webb with her mum Janet Battle with Rob and Dawn Muggridge

Kier Eastern personal assistant Sonia Webb with her mum Janet Battle with Rob and Dawn Muggridge

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STAFF at a Wisbech construction company have donated over £300 to a rare cancer charity, the Neuroblastoma Society.

STAFF at a Wisbech construction company have donated over £300 to a rare cancer charity, the Neuroblastoma Society.

Kier Eastern employees at South Brink, Wisbech held a raffle and raised £314.21 for the charity, which provides support for people suffering from Neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive and rare childhood cancer – around 100 children are diagnosed in the UK each year.

The contractor, which is currently working on the £3m redevelopment of Clackclose Primary School in Downham Market, got involved with the charity after 45-year-old Kier Eastern personal assistant Sonia Webb, from Downham Market, became friendly with Society volunteers Rob and Dawn Muggridge during her annual trip to their campsite, the Thetford Forest Camping and Caravanning Club. Sonia’s mum, Janet Battle, donated many of the prizes for the raffle.

The society, which is run entirely by volunteers like Rob and Dawn, is primarily focused on raising funds for British medical research into improving the treatment of Neuroblastoma, and eventually finding a cure. It is currently supporting 13 studies across the country with grants exceeding £1.7m.

Commenting on Kier Eastern’s contribution, Rob said: “Due to the rarity of this cancer the Neuroblastoma Society supports leading doctors and professors who are striving to produce techniques and therapies that will lead to a higher percentage of children being cured. We are extremely grateful for your very kind donation - it really will help to make a difference.”

As well as raising funds for vital research, the Neuroblastoma Society also offers valuable information and help for anybody affected by the illness. If you would like more information about the society and the support it can offer, please go to http://www.nsoc.co.uk/ or call the helpline on 020 8940 4353.

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