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Colleagues raise £12,600 for cancer charity in memory of ‘lovely’ Canonbury girl Keeley

PUBLISHED: 10:12 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 February 2015

Keeley Mulvey running to raise cash for cancer research before her own battle with the disease

Keeley Mulvey running to raise cash for cancer research before her own battle with the disease

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Family and friends of a lovely young girl who died of a rare form of cancer have raised more than £12,000 to help prevent others going through the same thing.

Friends and family gathered at the end of the week for a final fundraising stintFriends and family gathered at the end of the week for a final fundraising stint

Staff at City Sprint call centre in Shoreditch spent all of last week raising funds in memory of 24-year-old Keeley Mulvey of Caldy Walk, Canonbury, who died a year after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine.

Keeley’s colleagues played call centre bingo, guess the baby, and even locked their boss in his office until he managed to raise enough money to be released.

They also held a raffle with more than 40 prizes including a football signed by David Beckham and an Arsenal shirt signed by the squad.

All the money raised will go to Net Patient Foundation, which helped Keeley and her family, which has also been nominated as City Sprint’s charity to support for 2015.

CitySprint CEO Patrick Gallagher has made the Net Patient Foundation the company's charity for the year.CitySprint CEO Patrick Gallagher has made the Net Patient Foundation the company's charity for the year.

Joanne Oldfield, call centre manger, said: “We’ve got 40 offices across the UK and all of the have shown support and gotten involved.

“We started off with a target of £1,000 and we were stuck on £1,100 for ages but then things just took off.

“I can’t stress enough what a lovely young girl she was and all this support just goes to show how special she was.

“It’s frightening how quickly it happens, if there was more support for this charity and we knew more she could still be here.

“It doesn’t bring her back but it’s a fantastic contribution and hopefully the money and awareness raised can help prevent this happening to another family.”

To find out more about the Net Patient Foundation follow this link.


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