Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering and support services firm, is celebrating after raising a staggering £140,715, over the first six months of the year, for Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
During its eighth year of partnership with the charity, the company has supported particular initiatives such as the Winter Run, Britain’s Biggest Breakfast, Magical May and the London Marathon.
The Britain’s Biggest Breakfast campaign, saw different units organise fundraising activities over a week in March. The run up to this week was supported by a digital media campaign, where Compass employees were asked to post footage of them making their breakfasts, to raise awareness of the week. Magical May, is another Compass wide initiative, where each of its 15,000 units were challenged to raise at least £100 for CRUK during the month.
As a result, the past few months has seen thousands of colleagues take part in locally planned fundraising activities from bake sales, quizzes, fancy dress days, raffles, auctions and donation stations. Some of the events this year included a 20 mile walk through Derby, a sponsored walk through Sandringham Hospital to Sandringham Estate and a charity music night in Uxbridge.
Duncan Gray, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted by the tremendous fundraising efforts of our employees across the company. It has been really inspiring to see our units come together for a common cause. With such a strong start to the first half of this year I am confident that we will hit our fundraising target of £2m by March 2017, to help beat cancer sooner.”
Zoe Dean from Cancer Research UK added: “We would like to thank Compass Group UK & Ireland for their exceptional fundraising efforts throughout our partnership so far. Raising over £140,000 in the first half of the year is a great achievement which will make a real difference to our research efforts.”
For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999