Staff at a leading refrigeration and air conditioning firm are coming under starters orders for a race night with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for the Daisy Appeal.
The team at Airco are hoping clients and contacts will support the event, which will take place on Friday 28 February in the company’s business lounge at its head office in Goulton Street, Hull.
Airco colleagues Dean Hordon and Andy Stubbs are organising the race night as the latest in a series of corporate, charity and social events in the business lounge which opened about five years ago.
Dean, who underwent treatment at Castle Hill Hospital for thyroid cancer, said: “We hosted a race night last year and raised a lot of money for another charity and we hope to do even better for the Daisy Appeal.
“It’s a really important charity which is making a big difference to people in the region by helping with earlier detection and diagnosis of cancer and I hope people support it as much as they can.”
Andy added: “We can get about 90 people into the room. The £15 charge will cover food and drink and with eight races plus a special finale there will be plenty of opportunities to support Daisy by sponsoring races and horses and by buying raffle tickets.
“We’re expecting a good turnout from our colleagues at Airco and our contacts and clients as well as from people who know about the work of the Daisy Appeal. Even if people can’t make it to the event there will be ways for them to get involved.”
Claire Levy, Fundraiser at the Daisy Appeal, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Airco for supporting the Daisy Appeal by organising this event. We had a successful fundraising evening at Beverley Races last year but we have never had a race night before and we are looking forward to it very much;
“The Airco Business Lounge is a fantastic facility and we hope it will attract a lot of corporate supporters for an evening which will be a great mix of business and pleasure.”
To find out more about the race night and to book your place please visit http://bit.ly/RaceNightAirco
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 to improve accuracy and detection rates for cancer, heart disease and dementia in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
The new facility will 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]