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Kingspan Employees Rally Round To Help Colleague’s Daughter

Kingspan Employees Rally Round To Help Colleague’s Daughter

Employees at Kingspan Access Floors in Hull rallied round to raise money for the seven-year-old daughter of Lynn Bates, one of the company’s cleaners, after hearing that she was due to go into hospital for an operation on her spine.

And the fund raising snowballed to such an extent that they ended up raising £600 for Lynn’s daughter, Holly, and a further £2,000 for Children In Need.

Holly, who lives in Bransholme, has muscular dystrophy, which is highly unusual for a girl. She is due to go into hospital in Manchester soon for her spinal operation, so Kingspan employees decided to raise some money so she could go to Hamleys and buy some toys to take into hospital.

Jackie Fenwick, receptionist, said: “The whole company was involved in the fund raising and although times are hard everyone was really generous and it brought us all together for a common cause. We ended up raising £1,800. We gave £600 to Holly and the remaining £1,200 was increased to £2,000 by the company for Children In Need.”

“Holly had told the Make a Wish Charity that she'd like to meet Pudsey Bear, so the charity arranged for Holly, her parents and brother to be in the Children in Need studio audience in London and meet Pudsey. Her mother handed over our cheque to none other than Terry Wogan,” she added.

Employees raised the money through a number of events including a sponsored 10K run, a cake and toffee sale, and donations of jars containing small change.


With image: Some of the Kingspan staff pictured during the fund raising. L–r FRONT: Alison Bache, Katie Flowers, Gill Ward. MIDDLE: Dan Ward, Karen Andrews, Denise Grindley, Rachel Mumford, Phil Major. BACK: Jackie Fenwick, Tracey Sanders.


Issued by Phoenix Public Relations 01482 219898
On behalf of Kingspan Access Floors Ltd, Burma Drive, Marfleet, Hull HU9 5SG 01482 781701


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