Staff at a leading refrigeration and air conditioning firm made a cool contribution of more than £3,000 for the Daisy Appeal after hosting a race night at their headquarters in Hull in February.
Airco welcomed clients and contacts to the race night which took place in the company’s business lounge at its head office in Goulton Street, Hull. The company is now planning future events at the same venue.
Airco colleagues Dean Hordon and Andy Stubbs organised the race night, which was particularly important to Dean, who has had treatment at Castle Hill Hospital for thyroid cancer.
He said: “We hosted a race night last year and raised a lot of money for another charity and we did very well again for the Daisy Appeal. Personally I think it went really well – we raised more than £3,000, over 70 people attended and we received some good feedback overall from a lot of the guests.”
Samba Catering of Malmo Road on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate supplied the food and DJ Ollie from York provided the video races and music.
Dean said: “We are looking to do a similar event later this year again probably for the Macmillan Charity, which is close to my heart. Once again it will be an open invitation to everyone at Airco including engineering staff, office staff, families and friends as well as our extended supply chain.”
Claire Levy, Fundraiser at the Daisy Appeal, said: “We’re overwhelmed with the support we’re receiving from businesses in the Hull and Humber area and the effort they are putting in to support the Daisy Appeal as we work to improve accuracy and detection rates for cancer, heart disease and dementia in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.”
The Daisy Appeal has a target of £8.2-million to complete a radiochemistry and cyclotron unit which will produce radioactive tracers at Castle Hill Hospital and provide the opportunity for patients to receive more personalised care leading to earlier diagnosis and giving them better treatment and quality of life.
Once the facility is fully functional patients from a wider geographical area will have access to its services. The charity aims to play a leading role in clinically relevant PET-CT research over the next two decades and to show that the technology can be brought to the individual patient, quickly and effectively.
To find out more about the Daisy Appeal please visit www.daisyappeal.org
[Phil Ascough – Ascough Associates]