A PILE of scrap copper has raised hundreds of pounds to help fund a playroom for children with cancer.
Scrap copper piping was collected over several months by M&Y of St Helens – a company of plumbers and gas fitters who carry out repairs and maintenance for housing group Regenda.
Their scrap raised £750 and has been donated to the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, which is raising funds to develop a new playroom for young patients to relax and take their mind off the treatment they are facing.
Kim Smith, fundraising manager at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, added: “It’s always a pleasure to receive support from local businesses throughout the region, we are very grateful to M&Y for choosing to support us in this way.
“It goes to show that you don’t have to run marathons to raise hundreds to make a difference.
“Cancer affects the whole family and this donation towards our Playroom Appeal will help put a smile on the faces of hundreds of families across our region living with cancer.”
Gill Kelly, Director of M&Y, said: “We were amazed when it weighed in with a value of £750 – it just goes to show what a difference a bit of scrap can make.
“We sent five members of staff over to Clatterbridge to hand over the donation, and they were thrilled to meet the team there and find out more about what they were trying to achieve.
“This is a fantastic cause, and we are delighted to support it – visiting Clatterbridge has really inspired everyone, and I am sure we will be looking at ways we can support them in the future as well.”