HR team’s Posh Frocks event to raise funds for cancer ward

A HR company is set to raise money for the cancer ward treating one of their own staff.

Jenna Tarry, Senior HR Consultant at Triangle HR, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma just before Christmas and is now halfway through six-months of chemotherapy.

As well as supporting Jenna through her illness, her colleagues at Triangle HR have decided to raise money for the O’Connor Haematology Unit at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where the 32 year old is undergoing her treatment.

As part of their fundraising, Triangle HR founder and managing director Justine Vaughan will be opening up her house for a Posh Frocks event.

Guests will pay a £5 entry fee, have drink and nibbles, and browse a range of high-quality donated items including evening or day dresses, accessories, scarves and shoes, all costing £10 per item.

Posh Frocks runs from 7pm to 10pm on Friday 22nd March, and Justine is calling on Triangle clients and Shropshire residents to come along to the event, or consider donating an item to help raise vital funds.

She said: “When Jenna was diagnosed, we wanted to do all we could to support her, and she felt strongly about fundraising for the unit where she’s receiving her treatment.

“We are so proud of how positive Jenna is being during her chemotherapy, and the way she’s using the opportunity to raise awareness of Hodgkin Lymphoma – as many people haven’t heard of it or don’t know much about it.

“We’re hopeful the Posh Frocks will raise plenty of money for the unit, which does such a fantastic job caring for patients with a range of haematology conditions – and we’re asking residents to help us by donating any good-quality evening wear and accessories they may having lying around – rather than relegating them to the back of the wardrobe, they can find a new home and help raise money for a good cause at the same time!”

Jenna, a senior HR consultant who joined Triangle three years ago, added: “I’m really looking forward to the Posh Frocks event – going through treatment is hard but I’m in really safe hands with the staff at the O’Connor unit and it’s great to see my colleagues at Triangle rallying round to raise vital funds for the hospital.

“Around 2,000 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma – which affects the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell found in the lymph nodes – every year in the UK. This is a tiny proportion of the 360,000 patients given a cancer diagnosis each year, so I want to do all I can to raise awareness of the condition.