In May 2015, a group of Leyland Trucks employees, with their family and friends, climbed Snowdon to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation and to contribute towards a new specialist bed for an 11 year old boy called Toby Pearce.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation "raise funds for additional equipment and facilities for cancer patients being treated at the specialist Cancer Centre at Royal Preston Hospital and in the local Cancer Units throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. We also look to invest wherever possible in local cancer research, often in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire or Lancaster University, to ensure that patients in this part of the North West get the best treatment possible, not just today but in the future."
Toby Pearce is a relative of one of the employees at Leyland Trucks. He has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, epilepsy, global development delay and sleep apnoea. He can stop breathing up to 10 times an hour during the night. Due to this, when Toby is sleeping he requires a lot of specialist equipment. He has been raising funds for a new bed, which will allow easier access to him during the night, and also for a new wheelchair.
The Snowdon team managed to raise an amazing £2,000 in sponsorship for their climb. Today, they presented Rosemere and Toby with their cheques. It was a fantastic effort by all the team and helped two extremely worthy causes.
Well done everyone!!!