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Joint effort raises cash

STAFF at a Solihull garden centre joined forces with neighbouring businesses and other volunteers to raise money for the sick relative of one of their colleagues.

STAFF at a Solihull garden centre joined forces with neighbouring businesses and other volunteers to raise money for the sick relative of one of their colleagues.

Employees from Notcutts Garden Centre, Moshulu Shoes and Cotton Traders each gained sponsorship for the walk in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The charity is particularly close to the heart of Allyson Durrante, who works at Notcutts, as her grandson Luke Parker, 14, has been undergoing treatment for cancer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital since late 2009.

Event organiser Claire Slater was keen to point out that local businesses and individuals had come together for a common cause.

The walk took place on Easter Sunday alongside the canal from Hatton Country World to The Wharf at Hockley Heath and was around 7.5 miles in distance.

There was a pit stop along the way at the Tom ‘O’ The Wood in Rowington, who were extremely welcoming and very supportive of the event.

The exact amount raised for the Trust is not known at this time but they are expecting to raise several thousand pounds.

Anyone wishing to donate any money can do so directly to the Teenage Cancer Trust, details of which can be found at www.teenagecancertrust.org .

 

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