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Positive Outcomes hands over £4,274 to the Teenage Cancer Trust

Posted onPosted on 24th Feb
Positive Outcomes hands over £4,274 to the Teenage Cancer Trust

Positive Outcomes, one of the UK’s leading providers of apprenticeships, has handed over a cheque to Teenage Cancer Trust for £4,274.12.

The firm fundraised for the charity throughout 2016, after the trust was nominated as its charity of the year in February of last year.

Ryan Longmate, managing director of Positive Outcomes, said: “The work that Teenage Cancer Trust does is incredible and we are delighted to have raised more than £4,000 for them. It has been a real pleasure supporting their work over the past year and we are very proud of the team’s fundraising efforts. We hope that the money will make a difference for the Teenage Cancer Trust in their ongoing good work and support.”

The fundraising activity has taken many forms. In February of last year, seven of the staff completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge – a gruelling 25-mile hike taking in the peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Two team members did sky dives, while other activities saw marathons, half-marathons, 10K runs, mud runs, charity bike rides, and several walks contributing towards the final total.

Joanne Benbow, the East Midlands representative for Teenage Cancer Trust who visited the head office of Positive Outcomes, said: “We are really impressed with the dedication and hard work that Positive Outcomes have shown in raising this money. We wouldn’t be able to carry on without such generosity and on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s taking part. It will make a real difference in helping us to support young people with cancer and their families.”

Following an internal vote amongst its nationally based team Positive Outcomes has opted to fundraise for Young Minds in 2017, a charity that offers support around young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Positive Outcomes is looking to raise £20,000 by 2020 for its 20by20 campaign, which marks its 20th anniversary of being in business. Each year, the firm will choose a new charity to support, with the Teenage Cancer Trust being the first nominated and now Young Minds the focus for 2017.

Ryan Longmate concluded: “We’ve seen a tremendous variety of activities to raise money for TCT over the past year and it’s been brilliant to see such enthusiasm. We’re looking forward to seeing how the team gets on fundraising in 2017, and hope that, come next February, Young Minds will be receiving an even greater amount!”