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Paxton employees raise over £9k for Teenage Cancer Trust

Employees at Paxton, a security technology manufacturer, collectively raise £9,060 for Teenage Cancer Trust’s nursing support in Brighton.

Each year people at Paxton, based in Sussex, vote for a charity to support as their Charity of the Year and fundraise for them through a variety of company charity activities.

Kate Hotson, Paxton’s Project & Events Manager who organises the activities, said: “Supporting local charities is really important to our teams as we feel that giving back to our community contributes to improving the lives of those we support. It gives our employees a sense of achievement when fundraising together as a team and educates us all about the work our local charities do and the positive impact they have.”

Members of the Paxton team also took part in the Race to the King marathon in Goodwood as part of the fundraising efforts.

“Vital work”

Helen Farquharson, Senior Relationship Manager for the South and South East at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “The whole Paxton team has gone above and beyond with their efforts, and we are delighted they’ve raised such an incredible amount to support the vital work of Teenage Cancer Trust.

“The money raised means that we can continue to fund an expert nurse to support young people with cancer in Brighton. The nurse is there to support young people with cancer through treatment, helping them cope with anxiety and isolation, and connecting them to a network of other young people to chat to.”

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity that provides specialised nursing care and support for young people with cancer. They fund nurses, youth workers, and hospital units in the NHS, so young people have dedicated staff and facilities to support them.

Helen continues: “No teenager or young adult should ever have to face cancer alone. This support from Paxton will make a huge difference to young people with cancer in Sussex.”

Kate said: “A huge thank you to all our teams for the fundraising efforts throughout the year. Knowing that the money goes directly towards nursing support for young people in our local community and helps make a difference motivates us for more future charity initiatives.”

Paxton employees are currently voting for a new charity to fundraise for this year.

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