ZF Peterlee renews partnership with Cancer Research UK

Global automotive technology leader ZF has renewed its partnership with Cancer Research UK.

It is the second time the Peterlee location has joined forces with the national charity, having initially teamed up in 2019.

Sadly, ZF’s fundraising efforts were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, however they’re now in a position to relaunch the partnership.

As part of the partnership, ZF Peterlee will be organising various challenges which will help raise much needed funds to support the work the charity does to help people affected by cancer.

Lisa Hudson, HR Manager, said: “We have so many members of staff who are or have been directly and indirectly affected by cancer, so this is a charity that means a lot to us.

“We did initially team up in 2019 and were doing a lot to support Cancer Research UK, however during 2020 we weren’t able to help as we would have liked to.

“Now, though, we’re delighted to be able to renew our partnership with the charity and we’ll be undertaking lots of fundraising activities to raise much needed funds which will make a big difference to the research and the help they’re able to offer people affected by cancer.”

Some members of the team here have already been involved with Cancer Research UK this year, with 11 employees taking part in the Race for Life at Herrington Park in Sunderland recently.

Emma Metcalf from ZF Peterlee’s HR team is leading on all charity and Cancer Research UK activity within the local business.

Claire Wase, Relationship Manager North East for Cancer Research UK, said: “The support we receive from companies like ZF is vital to the work we do and the help we’re able to offer people affected by cancer.

“We’re really pleased to once again be working in partnership with ZF and are looking forward to undertaking a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months.”

Claire is working with Lisa and the HR team to draw up a plan which includes physical challenges, involvement in national initiatives including Stand up to Cancer and the Celebrity Bake Off and health sessions on site to help staff identify ways in which they can help themselves minimise their risks of being diagnosed with cancer.