A FUNDRAISER from Childer Thornton was instrumental in securing a Community Hero Award.
Suzy Young, from Childer Thornton, made it her mission to raise as much money as possible in memory of her much loved sister-in-law Lila Young, who died in August from breast cancer.
Suzy works for DHL in Liverpool and last week she and her colleagues were shortlisted for the Community Hero Awards.
The DHL Global Forwarding team, based in the iconic Liver Building, were named as winner of the Site Fundraising award.
Overlooking Manchester United’s Old Trafford football pitch, winners received £600 to donate to their charity partner and runners-up received a £300 donation.
Enlisting the support of her colleagues, Suzy got behind the Go Pink campaign for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
A pink day, cake sale and raffle raised £6,116 to continue developing better treatment and understanding of the disease.
Suzy said: “Winning means a great deal to me and to all my colleagues, as we put so much hard work and effort into each event.
“Selling raffle tickets has become an art and our staff certainly get their pound of flesh from the guests that have attended each event!”
John Allan, chairman of the foundation’s trustees, encouraged more colleagues to get involved and summed up the awards when he said: “Today has shown there are people out there doing good things.”