Five years ago, Southgate’s Managing Director Marcus Turner suffered a severe and unexpected stroke at the age of 43. The company corporate structure was such that Southgate was able to recover quickly from this setback but on a personal level, Marcus’ plight touched everyone throughout the company.
His colleagues watched with increasing astonishment as, with his characteristic determination and optimism he slowly regained his faculties and eventually returned to work.
Southgate’s charities champion Rosie Mann decided to organise a Stroke Association Big Bake Day on Tuesday 11th December so that everyone at Southgate could have an opportunity to support this worthy cause. She also started a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/southgatepackaging) with a target to raise £300.00 for The Stroke Association, and by the end of the day this had risen to more than £350.00. The page will stay open until the end of the year and Rosie asks everyone who knows Marcus or someone else who has been affected by a stroke to make a donation to this worthy cause.