"Cancer will touch ALL OF US in some way at some time"

Castle Comfort Stairlifts team member, Stephen Auker, was delighted to accept his firm's idea to become the main corporate sponsor in 2009 for his amazing efforts to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Stephen made a pledge to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK and by the end of 2008 had raised in excess of £10,000 and ran 1,000 miles

In a BBC Radio Leeds interview, the listeners were asked to suggest a new target for Stephen in 2009, the results of which means he is now aiming for an ambitious, but possible 2000 miles! The offer put to 'Stairlift Stephen' as he is now known, is that an initial £500 would be pledged if he completed the Stoke on Trent 'arf marathon' with a cardboard model strapped to his back! He accepted - but it remains to be seen if he delivers! We think so. When this man sets out to do something he achieves it - a policy we are seeing through his valuable help to the Castle Comfort Group with his IT expertise.

Other amounts have been raised already - the staff at Castle Comfort chipped in an extra tenner a head - and rentals charged for loan chairs and wheelchairs are heading towards the appeal. Full details of donations so far can be seen on www.justgiving.com/stephenauker

Castle Comfort Stairlifts team member, Stephen AukerCastle Comfort Stairlifts team member, Stephen Auker Posters like the one featured here can be seen spotted all over Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme - and many business contacts of the homecare products company have kindly displayed one in their workplaces and staff rooms. All local branches of Morrison's Supermarkets - where Castle Comfort regularly display their stair lifts have been delighted to site a poster.

Why is Stephen doing it?

In his own words "Cancer will touch ALL OF US in some way at some time. Plus one in three of us will PERSONALLY SUFFER from cancer in our lifetime. "This is my small way to help all of us and our children in the future

Celebrities such as Noel Edmonds, Jenni Falconer, Sharon Brown, Carol McGiffin, are also supporting Stephen's magnificent effort via an internet social networking group, Twitter.

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