LinkedIn Tea Party At Home Of Kent Cricket Nets £1,000 For Leukaemia UK In Memory Of Ashford Teen

18th September 2019
Paul Brooks

More than 75 business people were bowled over by a fascinating talk on LinkedIn at the home of Kent cricket – and contributed vital funds to Leukaemia UK in memory of an Ashford teenager.

Ashford-based HR GO Recruitment, Wilkins Kennedy and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce hosted a tea party with sandwiches and cakes in the HR GO Recruitment Harris Room, the main hospitality suite at the Spitfire Ground Canterbury.

Ralph Meyer, Global Senior Success Manager at LinkedIn, offered a valuable insight into the wider uses of the social media giant.

After questions, a prize raffle raised more than £500 for Leukaemia UK, a sum matched by Jack Parkinson, HR GO plc Chairman. He chose this charity after its CEO Angela Smith-Morgan gave a presentation to Ashford Rotary where Jack is a member.

Club meetings are held at the Elwick Club in Church Road, Ashford where FFF Catering serves meals and other refreshments.

David Fournillier, the firm’s owner, sadly lost his 18-year old son Samuel to Leukaemia in 2018, prompting Ashford Rotary President Peter Gammon to choose Leukaemia UK as his chosen charity. The club has already raised £3,700.

Jack said: “The presentation and loss of Sam had a profound impact on us and we all determined to support the work of the charity.”

Between them, HR GO and Ashford Rotary donated nearly £5,000.
Roddy Barrow, HR GO plc Group Managing Director, based in Ashford, said: “We and our partners were pleased to use the LinkedIn event to raise money for the vital work carried out by Leukaemia UK.”

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