Tuesday 28th January 2014 – 9.00am – Claire Brown.
A control room worker is swapping shift work for a sand walk in November when she embarks on a Sahara Desert trek to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Leanne Williams, a 999 Call Assessor within the Trust’s Control Room in Brierley Hill, is coming to terms with the loss of a close friend and is determined to do something positive in his memory.
Her friend, Chris Binnington, sadly died shortly before his 44th birthday on 2nd December and leaves behind a wife and children.
Leanne, a mum of two from Dudley, has signed herself and Chris’s wife Fleur, up to take part in a gruelling seven-day trek across the Sahara Desert with Marie Curie in November 2014.
Leanne said: “Chris asked before he passed that we raise as much money as possible for Cancer charities and so that is what I intend to do in his memory.
“It is a very difficult time for his family and, despite the sadness his death has caused, we must turn this into something positive. I have already started my fundraising and it is going really well but, we need to raise a whole lot more!
“If you’re able to spare some money to donate and support my trek, please visit www.justgiving.com/leanne-fleur-4chris. If you’re a business keen to provide corporate sponsorship, I’d really like to hear from you.”
Notes to Editors:
Please contact the Press Office on 01384 246 496 if you are a business interested in helping Leanne with sponsorship.