Employees from Warners in Bourne help two good causes

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CHARITY work by the generous people at a printing company raised £7,000 in 2011.

After running charity events throughout the year, employees from Warners, in Manor Lane, Bourne, recently presented a cheque to the Amazon Children’s Ward at Peterborough Hospital and Great Ormond Streets’ Children’s Hospital.

Each year Warners nominates charities who have in some way helped employees, their families and friends, providing them with support and service in times of need.

Amazon Children’s Ward was selected for support in 2011 after Lottie, the daughter of Warner’s employee Mick Jackson, was treated for meningitis there.

Personnel manager at Warners Mark Lynch said: “Despite all the financial difficulties people face at the moment we still have huge support from our employees, suppliers and families.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much money we can actually raise.”

Warners’ people have continued to dedicate their time and money year on year since the decision was made by the company in 2007 to begin fundraising.

The last five years has seen more than £30,000 raised by the 250 employees in the company and plans are well under way to add to that total in 2012.

Organised fundraising events were arranged throughout the year by the sports and social committee.

Events in 2011 included a football match, car wash, Santa’s grotto and raffles.

The latest event to raise money was a quiz at The Five Bells in Edenham in December, which was attended by more than 80 people.

The firm hopes to beat last year’s total in 2012 for chosen charities Anna’s Hope and Bourne Red Cross.