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Thousands raised for cancer sufferers with help from superheroes at Hutchinsons Engineering Services Ltd event

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Thousands of pounds have been raised for cancer sufferers, with a little help from some favourite superheroes.

Hutchinsons Engineering Services Ltd, which has offices at Weston and Sutton-on-Trent, held a family fundraising event to raise money for the Ingham Suite at Lincoln County Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support, two causes close to employee’s hearts.

All employees and their families, customers and suppliers were invited to the event, and it is thought that more than 400 people went along on the night.

Hutchinsons fundraiser.
Hutchinsons fundraiser.

The charities were chosen because a number of employees have been affected by cancer.

Mark Finch’s son, Henry, 6, is undergoing treatment for renal cancer, and Stuart Tatchell’s 15-year-old son, Charlie, is having check-ups every three months after treatment for anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

Paul Hill, the company’s workshop foreman, is also undergoing treatment for cancer of the tonsils.

Hutchinsons fundraiser (30922571)
Hutchinsons fundraiser (30922571)

The event was organised by Mica Holland with help from Erin Coleman, Katy Beard, Angela Cross and Alison Fan.

Mica said: “We decided to not hold a Christmas party last year and work towards an event where we could raise money for two charities very close to our hearts and bring everyone together a such a difficult time.”

There were activities for all the family, paid for by the company, with inflatables, a DJ, bar, a photo booth, auction, doughnut wall, and a large hog roast.

The guests also received a visit from Heroes Assemble, with superheroes including Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America.

A number of employees ­— plant fitter Kristian Davidson, fabricator/welder Isaac Elston and operations director Jonathan Hare ­— had their heads shaved to raise further funds.

The company’s managing director, Mr Ian Hutchinson, known as Tink, was also secretly signed up to have his head shaved before the night by the company’s general manager Pete Moore.

The event raised £26,900. Mica said they were overwhelmed by the total.

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