Staff take productive tea break

From left: Tracy Shepherd, Lorna Darwin and Julie Larkin: Swann Morton employees come together for Time for Tea
From left: Tracy Shepherd, Lorna Darwin and Julie Larkin: Swann Morton employees come together for Time for Tea
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They love a tea break at Sheffield blade manufacturer Swann Morton – especially if it raises funds for charity.

So far, staff at the 400-strong firm have raised more than £1,000 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity as part of its annual Time for Tea campaign.

Now in its third year, the aim is to bake more cakes and pour more tea than ever.

Julie Larkin, payroll manager said, “It’s been fantastic to see how support for Time for Tea has grown over the three years.

“Employees at Swann Morton have really engaged with the idea of supporting the work of Weston Park Hospital and it’s a great way to bring staff together from across all departments in the business.

“This year, over 21 employees have offered their baking skills so that we can hopefully raise over £800 and help improve the lives of those fighting cancer in our region.

“Unfortunately, everyone is affected by cancer in some way and if we can do our bit by sitting down for a cuppa and cake then it’s an easy way to make a difference to services provided by Weston Park Hospital.”

In the last two years, Time for Tea has raised £60,000 to support life-saving projects. Weston Park Hospital is one of only a handful of specialist cancer hospitals in England and treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire – a population of almost 1.8million people.

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity fundraising manager, Sarah Cross said, “Swann Morton has raised an incredible amount at their previous Time for Tea parties and we are delighted to have their support.

“They are setting a great example to fellow local businesses who may be wanting to bring together their workforce and help raise funds in support of people fighting cancer.

“Money raised through Time for Tea will enable the cancer charity to invest in vital projects to improve research, treatment and care at Weston Park Hospital.”

Visit: www.timeforteaparty.com