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Staff get ‘Pretty Muddy’ in aid of charity

25th January 2016

Nine of our staff were recently tested to the limit when they completed a grueling 5-kilometre muddy obstacle course, raising a staggering £1,085 for Cancer Research!

The team were inspired to take part in the Pretty Muddy event at Central Forest Park in Stoke on Trent, as cancer has unfortunately affected the lives of many friends and families of the staff. Pretty Muddy is one of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events, which over the past 20 years have helped to raise over £500 million towards research into all 200 types of cancer. Staff at DE Healthcare, which is a family-run care provider, are hoping that the money raised will help to provide support and care for people coping with cancer and the families of those closest to them.

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Our very own managing director Tracey Fletcher took part in the run. Speaking about the event, she said: “Cancer is a debilitating disease that can have an awful impact on the lives of people all around us every day. We, as a team, decided that we wanted to do what we could to help. With the help of all those who have sponsored us, we have managed to raise such an outstanding amount, which will go towards helping those coping with cancer, and their families in whatever way possible and pioneering research which will one day help us find a cure.”

There were a few achy legs in DE Healthcare’s HQ and community facility, The Hub, after the run as Danielle James, explained:“The run was a real team effort. We had all decided that we wanted to raise money for Cancer Research but by coming together, and running as a group we were able to help each other through it and finish the race together! We all had different abilities so we helping and supported each other through it and I’m so proud of us for completing the course and raising such an amazing amount of money!”