Local charity nominated for help from staff fund

CWCF Chairman Chris Downton (left) receives a cheque from PPDG's Chris Cantrell.
CWCF Chairman Chris Downton (left) receives a cheque from PPDG's Chris Cantrell.
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An employment and training specialist is supporting a local charity with a £500 donation from its staff payroll giving fund.

The Polegate-based Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF) received the funds from Eastbourne business Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG).

Operations manager Terry Horton made the suggestion to support the charity after a chance meeting its chair Chris Downton during a networking event.

“Chris impressed me so much with his passion and drive, I knew I had to help,” said Terry. “Our business ethos is not only to help local job seekers find work but to support smaller charities and worthy causes wherever we can.

“I nominated CWCF and was delighted when the company agreed to donate £500 enabling Chris and his team to provide additional financial support to local families.

“The level of donation means we can further support those families who travel to the Royal Marsden in Sutton for treatment.

“Taking away some of the parent’s concerns around meeting petrol costs and parking charges will make a significant difference and it’s all thanks to the generosity of the Pertemps staff.”

For more information about the charity see www childrenwithcancerfund.co.uk