Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has received a generous £21,000 donation from the UK’s leading dry cleaning experts, Johnson Cleaners, following a month of fundraising at its stores nationwide.
Johnson Cleaners’ managing director, Paul Ogle, visited the Darlington store on to present the cheque to Dragons’ Den star and patron of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Duncan Bannatyne.
All 334 Johnson Cleaners stores took part in the fundraising efforts in November 2012, to help raise awareness and money for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, as part of Lung Cancer Awareness month.
This is the second year that Johnson Cleaners has supported the charity, a cause that is close to the hearts of a number of staff members – both at the company’s head office and throughout its stores.
Talking about the fundraising, Paul said: “All of the stores made an extra special effort to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause. From raffles and competitions to fancy dress and cake sales, the store staff all went that extra mile to encourage customers to donate money.
“We would like to say a huge thank to those people who were so generous and helped us raise a fantastic amount of money for the charity.”
Liz Legge, corporate fundraising manager at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: “We’d like to thank the hundreds of staff and customers who have not only raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity but also raised awareness of the UK’s biggest cancer killer.
“Without donations of this kind we will never be able to beat lung cancer. It’s a long journey but support like this helps us saves lives and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.”