Supplier of refined and speciality oils for the global food and personal care markets, Kerfoot Group has announced a charity partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research as part of its commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.
The company, which employs over 130 people at sites in Northallerton and Goole in Yorkshire, will work with Yorkshire Cancer Research to improve overall wellbeing in the workplace and help the charity achieve its vision that one day everyone across Yorkshire will have the very best chance of living a long and healthy life.
Sarah Bradley, Chief Executive, Kerfoot Group, said: “Kerfoot Group is proud to be a Yorkshire Cancer Research charitable partner. It is a key pillar of our corporate social responsibility strategy and will help create a cancer aware workforce who can share their knowledge with family, friends and in the local community.
“Unfortunately, one in two Yorkshire people can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. As a Yorkshire company, we have a responsibility to support our employees to promote a healthier lifestyle and in turn present an opportunity for our staff to support a very worthwhile local charity, which is close to our hearts, following the sad loss of a colleague in 2018.”
Kerfoot Group will dedicate its overall annual fundraising efforts to the charity and has a number of events being planned this year involving employees their families and friends, starting with the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in June.
Juliet Glendinning, Director of Brand and Relationships at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Kerfoot in 2019. Its approach to enhanced employee engagement surrounding health and safety aligns perfectly with our goal for at least 2,000 more people in our region to survive cancer every year by 2025.
“Through the partnership, Yorkshire Cancer Research aims to contribute to Kerfoot’s Health & Safety agenda by influencing lifestyle decisions and enhancing cancer awareness through employee engagement activity and materials as well as encouraging employee teamwork through fundraising ideas and event participation.”
Kerfoot officially launched the partnership at headquarters in Northallerton and Goole on 16th & 17th May, respectively.
Every week, 583 people in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. People living in the county are also more likely to get cancer, and die from it, than people living in most other counties in England.
To find out more about Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk. To support the Kerfoot team with their first fundraising effort, please visit Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kerfooty3p.