Proseal uk Limited, based on the Adlington Industrial Estate, is contributing £1 million to the £23 million target as part of its local community support programme.

Proseal directors and co-founders Steve Malone and Robbie Hargreaves, who set up the company in 1998, say the donation is on behalf of all its employees, whose hard work and dedication have enabled it to make this important contribution.

“We have enjoyed immense success and growth in the 20 years since we established the business,”

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“Much of this can be attributed to our fantastic, committed and hard-working employees from the locality, and we therefore wanted to put something back into the community. The Christie Cancer Centre is one of the charities we have chosen to support because its work can touch on the lives, directly or indirectly, of all our employees and their families and friends.

The new Christie Cancer Centre, which is earmarked to open in Summer 2021, will provide cancer care closer to home for more than 1,500 new patients each year, bringing together essential cancer services into one-purpose built unit. It will offer local specialist access to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, palliative care and outpatient services as well as delivering support and information services.

“The Christie Cancer Centre is certain to make a difference to so many people,” say Steve and Robbie.  “We are delighted to be helping turn this vision into reality.”

Proseal designs and manufactures high quality food packaging machinery for the food industry. Since its inception in 1998, the company has grown into a global market leader in its sector, currently employing over 350 people in the UK and nearly 500 worldwide.  Last year, Proseal won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.