Founded in 2009, the charity supports local families who are going through one of the toughest times in their lives through a grant-giving service. It offers grants of £100 to £1,000 to people affected by cancer in the Portsmouth and Southampton areas. Families can use the funds to help with anything they are struggling to find the money for. To date the charity has raised over £1 million for those affected and local cancer charities.
Here at Novatech we have been working closely with Friends Fighting Cancer over the last two years and is the headline sponsor for a charity golf tournament taking place on Saturday 10 October at Wickham Park.
Friends Fighting Cancer runs various sporting events to raise money for grants to help those suffering with cancer. With the current pandemic restrictions it was decided that the golf tournament was the perfect sporting activity, as you can easily maintain social distancing.
Ray from Friends Fighting Cancer said: ”Friends Fighting Cancer is all about getting a group of people together to raise money in a fun way, to enable the charity to keep offering grants to help those in need. Without events like these and local businesses that help with sponsoring, the charity wouldn’t be able to run.”
As well as being the main sponsor of the event, we also have two members of staff taking part. Senior Account Manager Nathan Brown has been an avid golfer for years and decided why not do something he loves in the name of charity. Meanwhile Account Manager Nick Copeland took part in the Friends Fighting Cancer football tournament last month and had a great time, so he thought he’d try out a new skill for the golf tournament. Both are very keen to work with the charity and to help raise money for such a great cause.
Charmaine Budd in our Marketing team said: “We have supported Football for Cancer and Fight for Cancer. The golf tournament is the latest event to raise funds for such a worthy cause. It's great to see members of our staff getting involved in the events and taking part.”