Big-hearted staff at a Sutton housing organisation raised more than £600 for a Motor Neurone charity in their Christmas raffle.
Ashfield Homes Limited welcomed former England Cricketer and broadcaster Chris Broad to its head office on 27 January to receive a cheque for £697.60 raised for the Broad Appeal.
Chair of Ashfield Homes Ltd, Coun Jim Grundy, said: “Each year the Board and employees of the Company do as much as they can to raise money for charity. A variety of charities are supported throughout the year for which different types of fund raising activities and initiatives take place. There is, in addition, an Annual Chairs Christmas Charity Raffle and in 2013, I selected to support the Broad Appeal for personal reasons. This is an extremely worthwhile charity which supports raising awareness and funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
“Having seen my grandmother suffer from this condition I know how terrible it is. Few disorders are as devastating as MND, where the mind and brain remain alert, however are trapped inside a body that can’t move. In the majority of cases MND is a rapidly progressive, fatal disease that can affect any adult at any time.
“Unfortunately, the cause of MND remains unknown and has no known cure. I am very obliged to all employees for their kind and generous support for my chosen charity last Christmas, particularly during these harsh economic times.”