Putting our region's cancer needs first

Morecambe-based Accountants recognised for cancer research fundraising efforts

An accountancy firm based in Morecambe has been commended for its fundraising efforts by North West Cancer Research.

Blend receiving their award

Blend Accountants was presented with the Small Corporate Supporter Award at the Charity’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, recently held at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Liverpool.

Having adopted North West Cancer Research as their charity of the year in 2021, the business completed a Bike-a-thon, covering a total of 1,000 miles.  Six team members dedicated themselves to cycling over the month, with a mixture of road, prom and spin bike cycling.

This year the team plans to cycle 2,795 miles, the length of the English coastal path, between July and September, to raise further funds.

Dean McGeer, Client Manager at Blend Accounts, commented: “It is a pleasure to receive this award from North West Cancer Research. One of the reasons we chose the charity is because we have all been touched by cancer, whether it has been a family member or a friend. The team has thoroughly enjoyed getting involved in fundraising for such a worthy cause and we look forward to raising even more funds in future.”

The North West Cancer Research Gala Dinner honoured the efforts of the charity’s life-long fundraisers and researchers, who together have helped the organisation become the leading independent cancer research and education charity for the region.


Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research, commented: “It is an honour to be able to celebrate the dedication of our supporters as well as excellence in research across our region. It is thanks to our fundraisers, researchers, corporate supporters and donors that we have evolved to become the organisation that we are today.

“To host our Gala Dinner for the first time since 2018 was an absolute pleasure and it was a wonderful chance to celebrate people’s life-saving efforts. We were overwhelmed with entries this year and the standard was exceptional. We extend a huge congratulations to all of our winners and nominees and thanks to our sponsors and all of those who helped to make the evening a success.”

Radio presenter Claire Simmo hosted the evening’s awards, which was sponsored by Life and Pensions Systems.

North West Cancer Research is an independent charity dedicated to putting the region’s cancer needs first by funding life-saving research and education to tackle the cause, improve the care, and find the cure for cancer.


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