Billingham-based water treatment specialist Biochemica UK Ltd has successfully met, and exceeded its £1,000 fundraising target for prostate and testicular cancer charity campaign, Movember.
Team Bio Tash, which comprised of male Biochemica employees, along with family members and clients was inspired to take part in the initiative by Managing Director, Dave Ruddy whose father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In total, a huge £2,224 was raised.
Dave said: “My dad has lived with prostate cancer since 2005 and while the disease can be treated, he will never be fully cured.
“The chemical industry in Teesside remains fairly male dominated, so by partaking in Movember we hope to have raised awareness of these awful conditions amongst our employees and clients – especially as they can often be beaten if caught early enough.”
Before meeting its razor blade doom, the best Bio Tash Mo was judged by the ladies of Biochemica at the company’s latest quarterly meeting, which coincided with the end of the month-long initiative. The finest Mo was awarded to Dave Ruddy, as well as for recognition of his exceptional fundraising efforts.
Dave added: “I’m delighted that we managed to smash our fundraising target and would like to thank the team for their dedication to this worthy cause. We’re already looking forward to getting involved in Movember next year and hope to raise even more money than we have this time around.
“I also hope that other companies in Teesside will not only follow suit, but remember that prostate and testicular cancer is a serious issue that should be constantly addressed and not just as part of this light-hearted annual campaign.”
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