Louth HSBC branch supports Pancreatic Cancer Action

STAFF at a Louth bank were so inspired by a former employee’s battle with cancer that they held a fundraiser day which made nearly £2,000 for charity.

Mike Corden’s battle with terminal pancreatic cancer captured the hearts of staff at the HSBC branch in the Cornmarket enough to spring them into action with a day of charity events held in April.

Staff past and present hopped on an exercise bike to ride a combined sponsored 100 miles and also held a raffle, tombola and cake sale.

Employees also went back in time and donned 1980s fancy dress outfits for their day in the office.

After the final takings were totted up, a whopping £1,837.06 was raised for charity Pancreatic Cancer Action to help with their bid to find a cure.

Included in the final total was £500 gratefully received from HSBC themselves as part of their Pound for Pound charity scheme, which provides matched funds for worthy charities.

Branch manager Caroline Foster thanked the many customers who took part in the day and dug deep to contribute to the cause.

Mike is also urging readers to sign an online petition calling for a Parliamentary debate on pancreatic cancer funding.

At present it is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer yet it receives only one per cent of overall research funding.

To sign it visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22411.