Dove raises funds for new charity

Published:  18 August, 2009

NEWCASTLE: Despite the current economic climate members of staff at JT Dove are still hard at work fundraising and have named their new charity for this year.

The team, who are spread across fifteen branches and a head office, have pulled together and have already raised over £2000 so far, with the first cheque for £1000 having been handed over.

Having made a commitment to raise £5000 for the Toma Fund over the next 18 months, Steve Robinson, managing director is delighted to have made such a strong start by holding a race day and through individual efforts. He said: "We have chosen the Toma Fund as quite a few of our members of staff have been touched by cancer in one way or another over the last few months and this campaign raises funds for teenage cancer.

"It has obviously struck a chord with all of JT Dove's employees as they have been holding fancy dress days, washing vans and doing sponsored walks already to raise funds.

"Well done and thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, I am confident that even in these times of financial uncertainty we will be able to hit our target of £5000."

Launched just over a year ago, the Toma Fund was set up in memory of Jordan Thompson who passed away in 2007 aged just 15. The fund aims to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Newcastle's RVI hospital, which provides teenage cancer sufferers with a place to meet other teenagers in similar situations, allowing them to better understand and cope with their illness.

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