Trade rallies to support cancer employee

25th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A drinks distributor has mobilised staff to help raise money to support an employee battling a rare form of cancer.

imaging

Leanne (left) with Isabel, one of her two daughters

Leanne Kidd, a sales manager at Derbyshire-based Cellar Trends, was diagnosed with non Hodgkin’s high grade T cell lymphoma at the start of the year.

Only one in a million people are affected by the rare and aggressive form of blood cancer.

Since hearing the news, staff have swung into action launching a year-long campaign to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research – Leanne’s chosen charity.

Cellar Trends’ Lisa Duckenfield, who is leading the appeal, said: “We are appealing to colleagues, friends, family and Leanne’s many contacts in the drinks industry.

“Leanne is very appreciative of these efforts. They make a real difference and give her strength to keep fighting.”

More than £2,500 has already been raised with three employees set to take part in “Run to the Beat” – a charity event combining running and music in London’s Wembley Park on September 14.

Shortly, the sales team from Cellar Trends will be flying to Spain where they plan to hold a sponsored boot camp to raise more funds for the charity.

Writing on the campaign’s Just Giving page, Lisa said: “As many of you know the Cellar Trends team spend a “little bit of time” visiting our brands, to understand them and to be able to share their stories with our customers.

“In May, the team are flying to Spain to be introduced to Licor 43 – whilst there it won’t all be long lunches and late evenings. We are getting the team up very early for a sponsored boot camp on the beach. We will be working out as a team……. it may not be a marathon, or a crazy mud challenge, but we will be working together and working hard!”

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Donations can be made via Lisa’s JustGiving page.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Commercial/Sales Manager

Crush Wines Ltd
Bremhill/Home office, GB

Wine Buyer

Adnams
Southwold, UK

Sales Manager - Scotland

Eurowines Ltd
Scotland

Sales Manager - North-West England

Eurowines Ltd
North-West England, UK

Sales Manager - London

Eurowines Ltd
London, UK

Key Account Manager - Grocery

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Business Development Manager

Regency Wines Ltd
North Devon & Somerset, UK

Sales Manager - North East England

Eurowines Ltd
Within 15-20 mile radius of York, UK

National Account Manager

Ehrmanns Wines
London, UK

London Account Manager

The Drinks Club
London, UK

London Sales Executive

Gourvid Limited
London and Greater London, GB

Logistics Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
Park Royal, London, UK

Head of Sales - Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate
Kent/ London, UK

London Sales Executive

VDS UK Ltd
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more