Dartford workers raise thousands for research into Crohn's disease
PUBLISHED: 12:22 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:22 02 November 2017
Two colleagues took part in the 10kforCrohns run
A Crohn’s sufferer and a sister whose brother suffers with the disease have managed to raise thousands of pounds in the search for a cure.
Vaughan Woodfall and Natasha Davies managed to raise a combined total of more than £1,000 for the charity ForCrohns by taking part in a sponsored run.
That total has been more than doubled this week thanks to an initiative from their employers.
Mr Woodfall, 63, raised £660 to take part in the 10kforCrohns event at Hyde Park.
He said: “Dealing with Crohn’s on a daily basis, I’ve always wanted to make a big contribution to a charity that can help make a difference.
“ForCrohns is really committed to funding research into the causes and the treatments and now I can help with that.”
The West Malling IT manager works with Miss Davies, who raised £515 for the charity, at Europa Worldwide Group, based in Dartford.
Miss Davies, 22, said: “My brother Kyle was diagnosed with Crohn’s last year and I wanted to do something to help.”
This week the two co-workers had their fundraising efforts doubled after Europa offered to match their contribution, bringing the total amount to £2,350.