Farnell raises thousands for charity in memory of colleague

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Charity pub walk sees more than £20000 donated to Wakefield Hospice in memory of Paul Johnson

Employees at Farnell’s global head office in Leeds have completed a charity pub walk to raise thousands of pounds for a local hospice, following the recent sad passing of a colleague.

More than 20 Farnell employees joined the family of Paul Johnson to complete a six miles long charity walk in Horbury, Wakefield that included the school that Paul attended in his youth and local pubs that he enjoyed with his wife and family. In total, more than £20,000 has been raised for Wakefield Hospice at the time of writing.

Paul joined Farnell, the distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair, in 2005. Throughout 17 years with the company, he held a number of roles, starting as Development Team Lead and before becoming Vice President Farnell Information Systems in February 2022. Paul sadly died on 18th August 2023 at Wakefield Hospice.

Alex Cunniff, Event Fundraiser at Wakefield Hospice, said: ‘’We were delighted with the response for our first ever Wakefield Hospice Pub Walk when it launched in the summer, and it was great to see everyone in high spirits throughout the day walking in aid of Wakefield Hospice.