Company raises £2,500 for cancer charity

Magnadata and Norprint staff presenting a cheque to Macmillan.'Front L-R Sharon Kelk - Magnadata production manager, Tanya Taylor - fundraising manager for Lincs, Adam Kelk - organiser of fundraising events.
Magnadata and Norprint staff presenting a cheque to Macmillan.'Front L-R Sharon Kelk - Magnadata production manager, Tanya Taylor - fundraising manager for Lincs, Adam Kelk - organiser of fundraising events.

AN EIGHT-day fundraising stint in memory of a man who died of pancreatic cancer raised a brilliant £2,500 for charity.

Staff at Magnadata/Norprint in Horncastle Road in Boston spent their working hours cramming in various charity events alongside their workload after part-time worker Adam Kelk decided to raise money in memory of his dad John, who lost his battle with the disease just weeks before.

His mum Sharon, who is the production manager for the company and used to be married to John, told The Standard: “He felt that he wanted to put something back. He came to do some part-time work here and we did these fundraising activities and, amazingly, over eight days we raised £2,500.

“It was the people that touched me because it was my son they helped. He went through a hard time. In the last week of his dad’s life he didn’t come home from the hospital.”

The money, which will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, was raised in a number of ways, including an exercise challenge, where staff had to complete the distance between Boston and Magnadata/Norprint’s sister company in Liverpool and back again. One woman also shaved her head to raise money.