As part of its local community support programme, Cheshire-based food packaging company Proseal has donated £2 million, to be shared equally between the building of the state-of-the art Christie Cancer Centre at Macclesfield General Hospital and East Cheshire Hospice for the care of people with life-limiting illnesses.
Proseal Directors and co-founders Steve Malone and Robbie Hargreaves, who together set up the company in 1998, say the donation is on behalf of all its employees, whose hard work and dedication have enabled it to make this important contribution.
In a statement on their website they said “We have enjoyed immense success and growth in the 20 years since Proseal was established, and none of this could have been achieved without the fantastic support and commitment of everyone within the business.
“Proseal therefore wanted to give something back to the local community. We chose the Christie Cancer Centre and East Cheshire Hospice as the recipients because of the vital work they do, which any of us at Proseal, as well as our families and friends, may have to call on at some point.”
Louise Stimson, head of Fundraising at The Christie charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted with such a generous donation from Proseal UK toward our new Christie Cancer Centre at Macclesfield.
“This donation is a huge boost to our campaign which we launched in March to raise £23 million to build a state-of-the-art new cancer centre in the heart of East Cheshire and we are extremely grateful to everybody at Proseal.”