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Fortec Pallet Distribution Network annual dinner and awards raises thousands for charity

Money donated to chemotherapy unit in memory of Rod Abrahams

Generous guests at Fortec Pallet Distribution Network’s annual dinner dance and awards ceremony have raised over £8,000 for cancer patients.

The money was raised in memory of Rod Abrahams, the popular Managing Director of the network who died from cancer last year.

A charity auction and raffle was held at the event, attended by over 300 people, at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The proceeds are being donated to the Stafford Hospital Chemotherapy Unit where Mr Abrahams was treated.

Prizes included two nights in a hotel on the Isle of Wight, a weekend break in Paris, a signed Wayne Rooney shirt with a week in a townhouse in Portugal achieving the highest single bid of £1150.

Neil Hodgson, Managing Director of Fortec, said: "It is a tribute to Rod’s special qualities that so much money was raised on the night to help others in their fight against cancer.

"We all miss him and the generosity of his colleagues and of those who donated prizes is deeply touching."

Mr Abrahams died last September after battling against cancer for two years. His widow Sue was present at the awards ceremony.

Sister Clair Turner, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Stafford Hospital said: ‘We are very grateful to Rod’s family, friends and colleagues for their generous donation – Rod is fondly remembered amongst our staff. The funds will be used to make patients’ visits to the Unit more comfortable, which will be a fitting memorial."

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