Staff at Leeds headquartered Callcredit Information Group have presented a cheque for £30,392 to Yorkshire Cancer Research following a year of fundraising.
The organisation held a series of office-based fundraising events, including themed bake sales in the canteen, sponsored slims and a Christmas raffle.
Employees also took part in a team skydive at 15,000ft and a 200 mile bike ride in Mallorca.
Rebecca Aberdein, Head of Talent Acquisition & Engagement at Callcredit, said: “We have a strong history of supporting charities in the communities in which we are based. When we asked colleagues to vote for their annual charity in 2016, the response was overwhelming in support of Yorkshire Cancer Research.
“People really got behind the fundraising activities and it was great that Callcredit was able to support their efforts with a matched funding donation. We were all thrilled that we raised over £30,000 – this surpassed our expectations. Thank you to all colleagues who contributed in some way. It has been great understanding all about the fantastic work Yorkshire Cancer Research does and being able to support the positive impact the charity has.”
Stephanie Jones, West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Working with Callcredit Information Group has been brilliant. The staff were open to ideas and it was amazing to see how much they raised over the year. The fundraising total is testament to the positive and enthusiastic restaurant staff spreading Yorkshire Cancer Research’s messages.
“The money raised will help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting the national cancer screening programmes and supporting innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end of life care.”
For more information about partnerships with Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/partnerships.
Notes to Editors
- Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research is the UK’s largest regional medical research charity (registered charity no. 516898)
- We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
- Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
- Current statistics show that 565 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
- We aim to:
- Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
- Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
- Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
- Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient’s journey.
- Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
- For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
- Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer – Yorkshire Cancer Research
- Tel: 01423 877 228
- Last updated: 17/03/2017
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