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Ilford Bank workers step up for Marie Curie

PUBLISHED: 10:05 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:54 10 March 2015

(from left to right) Staff at the Ilford Branch of Yorkshire Building Society Collin Basden, Amanda Kelly, Imran JB, Donna Maloney and Neesha Popat raising money for Marie Curie by trying to step 24,000 times in 24 hours on a step machine

(from left to right) Staff at the Ilford Branch of Yorkshire Building Society Collin Basden, Amanda Kelly, Imran JB, Donna Maloney and Neesha Popat raising money for Marie Curie by trying to step 24,000 times in 24 hours on a step machine

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Employees of Yorkshire Building Society raised almost £300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care on Friday.

The bank workers, of the Ilford branch, in the High Road, attempted to make 24,000 steps in a day, on a stepper machine.

They started at 9am and hit their target by 3.30pm, completing over 3,500 steps an hour.

In total the participants raised £285 for Marie Curie.

The fund raising was part of Yorkshire Building Society’s hour of need campaign, which aims to raise £500,000 by December 2016.

Amanda Kelly, manager of the bank branch, said: “We were all proud to be supporting Marie Curie with the Hour of Need campaign.

“We know Marie Curie is a charity close to the hearts of many people in our community.”

She continued: “I’d like to thank everyone who came in to support our efforts and sponsor us.

“We managed to raise more than we have ever done before and completed the challenge by 3.30pm.”

If you would like to donate visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed.


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