£10,500 raised during 50th Anniversary Fundraising for CRUK
We wanted to put fundraising at the heart of our 2018, 50th Anniversary celebrations, to help mark our milestone birthday. Our chosen charity for the year was Cancer Research UK; whose pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Over the past 40 years survival has doubled, thanks to the great progress their research has made.
Financial Director, Alison Cook, explains our fundraising efforts; “We were very proud to have reached our 50th year and wanted to honour the memory of our founders, Bryan and Mary Mattock, who both sadly passed away in 2013 from cancer. We felt fundraising for Cancer Research UK would be a fitting tribute, in our 50th year, to their lifetime’s work and dedication, which built the foundations of our success. We also had several staff members diagnosed with cancer in 2017, which was been a timely reminder of how cancer touches so many of our lives. Survival rates are increasing and progress is being made, so hopefully our fundraising will have gone a little way to helping with this ongoing research.”
Events included staff’s individual efforts such as running the Lacock half marathon, as well as group fundraisers such as a 50 mile sponsored cycle ride, charity cycling event at Castle Combe Race Circuit, ‘Football shirt Friday’ a ‘no swearing day’, charity walk, quiz night and our annual Christmas Jumper Day. We were thrilled to raise the grand total of £8686.77. The Directors; Phil Dodd, Alison Cook and Julian Mattock, then decided to collectively round up the total to £10,500 by personally donating the extra £1813.23.
We are no strangers to fundraising, in 2015, the company spent a year fundraising for Dorothy House and raised over £6,500.00. Managing Director, Phil Dodd, added “We had very much hoped to replicate the previous success of our fundraising efforts during 2018, to have exceeded them by such a large amount is just fantastic! We are incredibly fortunate to have an amazing team of staff, brilliant customers and suppliers who support us and embraced our efforts again for this worthy cause. It was important to us as a company to be able to ‘give something back’ and we are very proud to have achieved so much during our anniversary year.”