My Grandmother passed away on the 27th January 2015. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, and due to the poor radiotherapy she went through at that time, it caused long-term health problems and was the major cause for her eventual death.
I came up with an idea that would make a difference in memory of my Grandmother, and that was to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and contribute towards improving radiotherapy and research for the future. I wanted to connect my idea with Enterprise because I knew how much change my Grandmother saw in me as a person since I started my job there, and it was a place where I saw my future self, building a successful career.
After approaching my area manager, I suggested that I would like to have a ‘Pink day. He was 100% on board and made it happen for me on the 27th February. Everyone in my area contributed towards raising some funds, and I was even more elated to hear that other Enterprise colleagues across the country wanted to make a specific contribution for Pink Day.
I have been utterly touched by the support and kindness presented to me by my Enterprise family. I do not think I could be a part of a more incredible organisation who values me as an employee, lets my voice be heard and makes sure they can support and encourage me whether it be work related or personal.
I would like to say thank you to all Enterprise Employees in my area and head office for wearing and looking fabulous in pink, and also a special thanks to my Area Manager, James Bottomley for making this possible as well as Storm Baines and Cameron Bentley for making special contributions to Cancer Research UK.
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