Engineers raise money for stroke and cancer charities

13 July 2015

A team of engineers from NATS raised £1,749.27 to help stroke and cancer charities speed up vital research and support work.

The Early Careers team organised a pub quiz and raffle where more than 100 NATS workers raised funds for Cancer Research UK and the Stroke Association.

The money was split equally between the two charities, each receiving a cheque for £874.64 presented by engineers in the Early Careers Scheme.

The Early Careers Scheme is an accredited programme that provides high quality training for graduate, placement, apprentices and engineering technician recruits for NATS.

Jonathan Marmont, Placement System Engineer, who organised the event, said: “I’m proud that we were able to raise the money for two worthy causes that affect so many people. Researchers will use the money to help speed up the process of eradicating the causes of cancer and provide vital support to stroke survivors and their families.”

Lauren Butcher Regional Fundraiser South Central at Stroke Association, said: “A huge thank you to everyone at NATS who contributed to that fantastic donation of £874.64. The money raised will go towards the vital work of the Stroke Association. It is estimated that in Hampshire there are around 36,000 people living with the effects of stroke. Our service team support Stroke Survivors and their families to work towards life after stroke. We work within communities to raise awareness of symptoms and prevention. We believe that together we can conquer stroke.”

Hayley Callacher, Local Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “At Cancer Research UK we couldn’t carry out our work without amazing supporters like the staff at NATS who have come together to help beat cancer sooner. We were delighted to hear that so many of the staff at NATS, more than 100, had been involved with the fundraising led by Jonathan and the Early Careers Scheme. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at NATS involved with raising such a fantastic total. We are so grateful because every pound raised is a step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.”

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