Hatfield builders merchant raises over £200 to help cancer stricken customer

PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:21 06 April 2017

The Travis Perkins Hatfield team.

The Travis Perkins Hatfield team.

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A Hatfield building supplier has raised over £200 to help a local trader who is out of work due to battling with cancer.

The Travis Perkins Hatfield team. The Travis Perkins Hatfield team.

Barry Borret, friend and customer of Travis Perkins Hatfield, was diagnosed with Cancer in 2015 and has not been able to work since.

The branch teamed up with Barry’s employer, Kier Construction, to raise funds for the Borret family whilst Barry undergoes treatment for cancer and is unable to return work.

During two fundraising days, customers were invited to ‘try’ their hand at the ‘Cement Mixer Challenge’ which involved landing passes into a moving cement mixer.

For each ball successfully landed into the mixer a donation was made to Barry.

Ben Tavener, branch manager of Travis Perkins Hatfield, said: “Barry was always a regular face in the branch and we were all devastated to learn of his illness.

“Naturally we wanted to do everything we can to help.

“Travis Perkins is a long time supporter of rugby having sponsored the Northampton Saints since 2001, so we thought organising a fundraiser that incorporated our rugby ties whilst raising money for such a good cause was a great idea.

“We’re really proud of how much we’ve managed to raise for Barry and we hope it will provide some peace of mind to him and his family whilst he is undergoing treatment.”

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