Hopkins Concrete’s Christmas Gift to the Anthony Nolan Trust

Last year, Hopkins Concrete’s Christmas party was not only a chance for the team to celebrate the festive season and the company’s achievements in 2015, but also offered a great opportunity for the firm to raise money and awareness for a fantastic cause – the Anthony Nolan Trust. The charity was chosen following recent news that a second long-standing and valued member of the Hopkins team had been diagnosed with leukaemia, a cancer of the blood.
 
The event, held at the luxurious Holbrook House in Wincanton, was a Casino Royale-themed fundraiser; with winnings from Vegas-style tables and contributions from guests all helping to boost the final donation to help save the lives of others with blood cancer.

Bill Hopkins, Hopkins’ Managing Director, says: “The Trust is particularly dear to our hearts. It has been shocking to see two colleagues, and indeed friends, who are so healthy, be diagnosed with such a life-threatening disease and we will do what we can to help.”

The Anthony Nolan Trust, setup over 40 years ago in 1974, encourages people under the age of 30 to sign up to be stem cell or bone marrow donors, a quick and easy procedure that can save lives. As well as urging potential donors to join their blood bank, the Trust also conducts ground-breaking research to improve the success rates of transplants and the lives of all people with blood cancer.

Bill adds: “The news has had a big impact on the team and we hope that the Christmas party helped to boost morale. I think offering the proceeds to the Anthony Nolan Trust is the least we can do”

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