Record break­ing golf day trib­ute to col­league

Staff raise a to­tal of £35,000 for Lynda Jack­son cen­tre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Uxbridge Gazette, Stoke Mill, Wok­ing Road, Guild­ford GU1 1QA

ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk STAFF at an Uxbridge haulage com­pany have set a new fundrais­ing record in mem­ory of a col­league who died from can­cer.

Em­ploy­ees at Thames Ma­te­ri­als in Sal­is­bury Road raised an in­cred­i­ble £35,000 at a char­ity golf day – the most ever raised in one event for Lynda Jack­son Macmil­lan Cen­tre.

Their event, held at Buck­ing­hamshire Golf Club, was a trib­ute to the com­pany’s of­fice man­ager, Sheila Melvin, who died in May 2014.

Thames Ma­te­ri­als man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Martin Clarke, said: “Ev­ery­one in the com­pany was shocked and sad­dened when Sheila died, not long af­ter she was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer. We all wanted to do some­thing to hon­our her life.

“Ev­ery­one was in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous and we are de­lighted to have been able to sup­port a lo­cal char­ity that did so much for Sheila.

“I’m also re­ally proud of all my staff who worked tire­lessly to make the day so suc­cess­ful.”

Fif­teen teams, mostly fielded by cus­tomers of Thames Ma­te­ri­als, took part in the golf day which also in­cluded din­ner and an auc­tion, which raised over £19,000 alone.

Sheila’s hus­band, Ge­off, said: “Sheila’s fam­ily and I can­not thank enough the boys and girls of Thames Ma­te­ri­als.

“Sheila would have been over­whelmed by their kind­ness and the thought that her mem­ory had raised such a large sum for such a wor­thy cause. We would like to thank all the peo­ple who par­tic­i­pated in the day be­cause their gen­eros­ity is price­less.”

Pro­ceeds of the day were do­nated to the Lynda Jack­son Macmil­lan Cen­tre (LJMC) at Mount Ver­non Can­cer Cen­tre, where Sheila was treated.

Its ser­vices in­clude a dropin cen­tre, com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies, helpline and coun­selling.

LJMC re­ceives more than 35,000 re­quests for help each year and re­lies on fundrais­ing and char­i­ta­ble sup­port for the ma­jor­ity of its money.

Fiona Hussey, on be­half of LJMC, said “It’s the most suc­cess­ful event that any­one has ever or­gan­ised for the cen­tre and we are im­mensely grate­ful to Thames Ma­te­ri­als for this amaz­ing sup­port. What a fab­u­lous trib­ute to Sheila.”

3 Course Menu and Show £35.00p/p 3 Course Menu and Show £39.00p/p Richard Carter as Ge­orge Michael and Michael Bu­ble 2 course meal and show £18.00 2 course meal and show £20.00 Steve Ham­mond pro­vides adren­a­line filled SOUL and MO­TOWN clas­sics 3 Course

n TRIB­UTE: Cheque pre­sen­ta­tion to Rose­mary Lucey and Fiona Hussey from the Lynda Jack­son Macmil­l­lan Cen­tre. Cheque pre­sented by Ge­off Melvin, Martin Clarke, Ea­monn Malone and Shane Ger­aghty

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