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ServiceMaster help fund cancer patient holiday home following a series of fundraising events

ServiceMaster staff have raised £1,000 for a Leicestershire cancer charity through a series of fundraising efforts including a ‘stint in the stocks’ for the company’s managers.

Staff and franchisees from the Leicester Franchising company took part in fundraising activities for The Harley Staples Cancer Trust. These included a garden party at ServiceMaster House in Leicester, featuring a marquee, a hog roast and various fun filled games such as “Giant Jenga”.

ServiceMaster help fund cancer patient holiday home following a series of fundraising events

Staff were also given a rare opportunity to pay to wet sponge their managers, as they were reluctantly held in stocks to raise money for the cause. Other activities took place including raffles, and an “unwanted gift” sale, which all contributed towards the total.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the charity, which will go towards its fundraising efforts to build “Harley’s House”. The project was launched last year to raise £500,000, to build a holiday home for children and teenagers with cancer. The house hopes to enable young cancer patients to enjoy free respite time away from hospital.

Wendy Buck, Administration Manager at ServiceMaster said: “We are delighted that we’ve managed to raise a substantial amount for The Harley Staples Charity. The project is a fantastic idea, which we fully support here at ServiceMaster. We are glad to be able to contribute and look forward to seeing the end result.”

Katherine Staples from The Harley Staples Cancer Trust said: “We are very grateful for all of the efforts from the staff and franchisees at ServiceMaster. The money adds to the tremendous amount of support we have received for the “Harley’s House” project and will contribute towards us buying a location for the holiday home.”