Firm’s heroic effort

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A CHEMICAL firm received a big reaction to its recent charity drives.

Last year, staff at BASF, in Low Moor, were set a fundraising target of £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Charity, but in the event raised more than four times that.

The major event was a coffee morning and staff smashed their target within an hour of the first cup of java being poured.

Keen to raise even more, three employees completed the Great North Run netting an additional £1,000.

Hayley Cooke, from the charity, thanked the staff and said: “Without their support we would not be able to meet the needs of those affected by cancer.”

Alongside the work for Macmillan, staff also collected toys for the Little Heroes charity, to be donated to children’s cancer hospitals in Yorkshire.

BASF site communicator Joanne Love said: “Over the last three years, employees have taken part in the Little Heroes toy drive, such a worthwhile charity. The response as always was overwhelming, with numerous toys, games, and puzzles being donated.

“In addition, this year employees also donated their individual Christmas party allowance and raised over £1,000 for the charity.”