HPP staff boost cancer charities

Stuart Rose, Shankar Das and Rob Ridgway getting into the spirit of the day

Two cancer charities have benefited from fund raising activities by staff at furniture components manufacturer and supplier, Hill’s Panel Products (HPP). 

The firm’s HR Manager Carole Hamnett-Sadler has just completed Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, while staff at HPP’s base in Oldham and trade counter in Sheffield dressed to impress for the annual Wear It Pink Day for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. 

Carole, who completed her 5k run at Heaton Park, in Prestwich, in 40 minutes, has taken part in the Race for Life most years since 2009, and has raised about £8,000 in that time.  

She swapped challenges three years ago when she joined a group of HPP colleagues in Hill’s Angels to brave the Pretty Muddy obstacle race, also for Cancer Research. 

And Carole first instigated HPP’s involvement in the Wear It Pink campaign, which HPP has supported for six years. 

She said: “While our fundraising activities are fun, there are serious reasons behind supporting cancer charities. Cancer’s had a personal effect on myself and I also think it is going to hit somebody at some point in their life, and that is going to affect them and their families. 

“People doing this kind of thing, and raising money for these charities, is just lovely. We are actually getting somewhere with cancer and lots of good work is happening with research. It’s just so important.” 

This year is the 20th anniversary of Wear It Pink Day, which has raised more than £36m nationally since its inception. This year’s HPP total currently stands at almost £300 with more still to come. 

HPP supplies the national furniture industry from its Oldham head office and manufacturing site on Scottfield Road, and a second distribution centre in Sheffield. 

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