UPS supporting Cancer Research

September 20, 2016


On Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September, the UPS team in Stapleford will be holding two fundraising events to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in memory of Tracy Shaw, much loved mum and wife, who passed away on 17th March 2016, at the age of 52.
On Saturday, 24 September UPS is organising a Charity Car Wash from 12:00noon until 4:00pm at its Palmer Road, Stapleford depot. The cost for a car wash is just £5 and £10 for a mini valet and both can be pre-paid, any questions please call 07979 272 445. There will also be free coffee and cake, and to keep the children entertained there will be an opportunity for the children to have a look around the UPS vehicles.
On Sunday, 25 September the depot will be transformed into a Family Fun Day, with lots to do for the whole family. Starting at 12:00 PM and finishing at 5:00 PM, the event will host pony rides, bouncy castles, a disco dome, a bungee run, stalls, cakes and sweets, food and ice cream as well as a raffle. All proceeds from both events will go towards Colin Shaw’s fundraising for Cancer Research UK.  He and his children are aiming to raise over £50,000 for the charity in Tracy’s memory.
Colin Shaw said: “Tracy passed away after a brief and brutal battle with cancer – just three weeks after her diagnosis. She is greatly missed. Her family and friends are hoping to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK in the hope that others will fare better, should they have the misfortune to encounter a similar battle. Any contribution – no matter how small – would be very much appreciated and could make such a difference to so many lives.”
Deena Sobeih, manager at UPS, said: “Cancer is an awful illness that touches so many people and their families. UPS actively tries to support a number of charities, and has decided to support Cancer Research for this particular fundraising event.  My Local Sort Team Leader, Sarah Marriott, lost her dear friend Tracy Shaw, and I too lost a dear family member earlier this year. Colin really is doing a fantastic job and we are so pleased to be supporting him in meeting his £50,000 goal. It is also a wonderful opportunity for UPS to give something back to the local community.”
Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to reach the day when all cancers are cured. In the 1970s, less than 25% of people diagnosed with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today, half will survive. Cancer Research UK looks to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years. It is thanks to Cancer Research UK supporters and companies, like Colin and the staff at UPS, that this will be achieved.
If you’d like to donate to Colin’s fundraising page, please visit:

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