999 call taker takes on desert trek

999 call taker takes on desert trek

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.”

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors:

Please contact the Press Office on 01384 246 496 if you are a business interested in helping Leanne with sponsorship.

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