Fairport Containers pedals to five figures for charity

Members of the fundraising teams from St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston, Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley and Cancer Research UK, visited Fairport Containers in Adlington to thank the company for a fantastic fundraising effort.

A team of four from Fairport Containers raised more than £10,500, which was split evenly between the three charities, in a sponsored cycle ride along the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The challenge was the first of a number of events to mark the company’s 20th anniversary year, during which Fairport Containers is aiming to raise £20,000 for good causes.

“We wanted to do something to celebrate our anniversary year that would help some very worthy causes in the local community and we are very grateful for everyone’s support,” Fairport Containers chairman Andrew Porter said.

Lynne Whittaker, senior fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, commented: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Fairport Containers for choosing us as one of their nominated charities.

“We simply couldn’t survive without the generosity and support from local businesses who spend their valuable time raising much-needed funds for the hospice. The money raised will allow St Catherine’s to continue delivering our specialised care to people in the local community who are living with life-limiting illnesses.”

Corporate relationships officer at Derian House, Karen Dudleston added: "We are absolutely delighted that Fairport have succeeded in raising such a fantastic amount of money for the three charities involved.

“The cycle ride was a great team event, and on behalf of everyone at Derian House, I'd like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone involved.”

Cancer Research UK’s senior local fundraising manager, Sarah McPhee, said: “Despite not being regular cyclists, the Fairport team really put in the effort to raise a wonderful total in sponsorship. Well done all!” Fairport Containers’ next event will be a gala dinner and auction in aid of Cancer Research UK, taking place on 11th October.