Millbrook Employee Fights for Cancer Research

Millbrook Employee Fights for Cancer Research

On Friday 27 March, Karen Sillett was joined by a number of her colleagues, a host of photographers and a film crew as she embraced a dramatic new look to raise funds for charity.

Karen, who began her career in the British Army’s Royal Corps of Transport, has worked at Millbrook for more than 15 years, primarily as a test driver on Millbrook’s 70km of unique tracks and latterly as a maintenance coordinator.

Going back to her roots, Karen was dressed in military uniform, and covered in camouflage cream for the fundraising event. In addition to this Millbrook raised funds through a raffle and dress down day, and the security lodge joined in to request donations for lifting the barrier on entry to the site.

The challenge has so far raised more than £4,000, including Millbrook ‘match funding’ all money donated by its employees.

Karen explains: “This is a charity close to my heart and one that I have supported for many years, so when thinking of ways I could raise money for the charity I was determined to do something big.

“Surprising as it may sound shaving my head is actually on my bucket list! This is a great way to tick an item off and raise some money in the process.”

Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook says: “We are pleased to support Karen in her charity effort and enjoyed seeing her take on the challenge.”

To support Karen and help raise funds for Cancer Research UK visit

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