Yorkshire Health At Heart Of Yorkshire Business Kerfoot Group
Kerfoot Group has announced its commitment to dedicate its annual charitable fundraising efforts to Yorkshire Cancer Research. A supplier of refined and specialty oils for the global food and personal care markets, the company employs over 130 people at sites in Northallerton and Goole in Yorkshire.
Sarah Bradley, Chief Executive, Kerfoot Group, said: “Cancer touches everyone and is very close to our hearts here at Kerfoot following the sad loss of a colleague at the end of 2018. We have a number of charity events being planned this year, involving our employees with their families and friends. It’s great that our efforts will support this wonderful local organisation, which has the health and wellbeing of our local community at its heart.”
According to Yorkshire Cancer Research, every week 583 people in the county are diagnosed with cancer. Yorkshire residents are unfortunately also more likely to get cancer, and die from it, than most other counties in England. The goal of the charity is that by 2025, at least 2,000 more people in Yorkshire survive cancer each year.
To get the fundraising off to a great start, a number of Kerfoot employees have committed to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge; a route of 24 miles (38.6km) including 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. Taking on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales, the employees will complete the route in under 12 hours.
To find out more about Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or to support the Kerfoot team by donating to the charity, please visit Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kerfooty3p