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Leading businesses back cancer support centre.

A HOST of the region's top employers have thrown their weight behind a cancer support centre.

Maggie's North East, the breakthrough centre which offers practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, has attracted the backing of firms who want to support the health of the region's workforce.

Led by NRG founder and chair, Lorna Moran, the Maggie's North East fundraising campaign has so far secured PS91,000 worth of backing towards its PS100,000 target.

Ms Moran said: "This is a group of businesses that are looking to the future of the North East workforce.

"Their support of Maggie's is not only in recognition of the fantastic work which is happening at the centre, but is also symbolic of their obligation to support health and wellbeing of our workforce."

As chairwoman of Maggie's North East, Ms Moran is leading the 'Sponsor A Day' campaign, which urges businesses to pledge a day's running costs at the centre.

The push has so far attracted key names in the North East business landscape, but others are being urged to back the centre, which is one of 15 currently across the country.

Businesses who would like to Sponsor A Day at Maggie's should get in touch with centre fundraising manager, Kelly Knighting-Wykes on kelly. knighting-wykes@maggiescentres.org.

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Karen Verrill, head of Maggies cancer centre at the Freeman Hosptal.

Picture: PAUL NORRIS

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 27, 2014
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