As part of the Young’s Seafood Limited Fish for Life Corporate Responsibility Programme every month staff members nominate and vote for a charity to donate £250 to via a token scheme. This month Angela Riley, Head of Salmon at Young’s Seafood Limited, nominated Breast Cancer Care to receive the donation.
Breast Cancer Care was founded in 1973 and works to support people affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support. The charity has offices in Scotland, Wales, London and the North of England and combines the personal experiences of those affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise to provide information, offer emotional and practical support, campaign for improvements in standards of care and support and promote the importance of early detection.
Pete Ward, CEO of Young’s Seafood Limited commented; “Every month our staff members nominate and vote for a charity to support and this month we are delighted to be donating £250 to Breast Cancer Care. The work they do providing support to those affected by breast cancer is invaluable and inspirational to us at Young’s Seafood Limited. As part of our Fish for Life Corporate Responsibility Programme, we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities where we are based and our monthly charity scheme is a wonderful way of involving our staff members in this programme.”
Angela Riley, Head of Salmon, Young’s Seafood Limited added; “Every 10 minutes someone hears the devastating news that they have breast cancer. In autumn 2014 this was my lovely Auntie Rach. Rach is one of those special people in the world who puts everyone’s need ahead of her own. Having had an operation to have the cancerous lump removed and an aggressive course of Chemotherapy and now radiotherapy we are eagerly awaiting some positive news on the remainder of her treatment. Breast Cancer Care is a charity that supports anyone affected by breast cancer, men, women, family, friends and the patients themselves. £250 funds a breast cancer care hospital information point for a year, so people with breast cancer, their families and friends can have access to the latest resources when visiting the clinic.”
Laura English-Rose, Area Fundraising Executive, Breast Cancer Care said: “We’re so grateful to everyone at Young’s Seafood Limited for their donation to Breast Cancer Care. The money they have donated will help us provide a vital emotional support network to help thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer. There are half a million people living with the disease in the UK, and with more and more diagnosed every year, there’s never been such an urgent need for our support services.”