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Hill’s Panel Products staff put best feet forward for cancer charity

Staff at Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) have been getting active to raise cash and awareness for an Oldham cancer care centre.

This World Cancer Day, they decided to walk, run or cycle in a 5km challenge in aid of Maggie’s Oldham.

HPP colleagues, joined by their family and friends, took part in the event at Alexandra Park in Oldham, while other staff opted to exercise closer to home.

For every kilometre completed by a member of staff, HPP – which makes and supplies board, doors, fittings and accessories for the fitted furniture industry – pledged to donate £1 to Maggie’s Oldham, which supports cancer sufferers and their loves ones.

Efforts culminated in a cheque presentation for £350.

HPP assistant marketing manager Kenika Gumbs said: “It was a great day seeing others taking part for a good cause and also sharing our stories. I asked a few of the ladies why they decided to participate, and it was all for the same reason; they had lost someone very dear to their hearts from cancer.

“This event was important to me because I lost my great grandfather from pancreatic cancer. My best friend and other people I’ve known have died from cancer as well. I’m always donating but I have never done any activities, so I wanted to push myself more to get involved in this sort of awareness activity.”

Kenika has now signed up for the World Cancer Day Call to Action campaigning for governments around the world to promote health equity, enhance cancer service accessibility, reduce disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, and close the care gap.

She has also encouraged workers at HPP’s Scottfield Road HQ to wear one of the many different coloured ribbons that each represent a type of cancer that had impacted on their lives.

Donation: (left to right): Carole Hamnett-Sadler, HR manager, Dan Mounsey, marketing and business development director, and Kenika Gumbs, assistant marketing manager, with HPP’s cheque for Maggie’s

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