Gefco UK raises GBP100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Rodolfo Schellin

Logistics business, Gefco Uk, has celebrated its 40th anniversary by boosting GBP100,000 (US$139,000) for Macmillan Most cancers Help, appreciably beating its first concentrate on of GBP40,000.

The fundraising comes as element of a 40-mile wander from its Prologis Park headquarters to Rothwell.

Some 136 Gefco workforce, companions, along with their mates and family, started off the 40-mile wander from Prologis Park on ten July, with stops at Brinklow Marina and Crick just before arriving at Rothwell City Cricket Club on Sunday.

A merged fundraising effort and hard work from the workforce observed a complete of GBP110,000 lifted for Macmillan.

Lynne Greaves, a close close friend and company spouse of the workforce, who is herself battling with Triple Damaging Breast Most cancers and currently being treated by Macmillan nurses, lifted much more than GBP11,000.

“Macmillan is a charity that’s very close to numerous of our hearts and we ended up very touched by their assist for an staff and close friend of ours, Denise Panter and her family for the duration of her fight against cancer very last 12 months,” claimed Gefco Uk  HR director, Helen Grover. “This wander is in her memory and we’re delighted at the amount of money we have lifted.

“We’re immensely very pleased and grateful for the numerous, numerous generous donations we have been given and the efforts of the total workforce to make this occasion a good results. It is been a tricky past 12 months for numerous of us and the wander was a welcome option to rejoice our 40th year, reconnect and raise donations for a excellent bring about.”

For her element, Macmillan Senior Romance Fundraising supervisor, Ellen Finn, added: “It’s been an absolute pleasure operating with Gefco to carry this occasion to life. They have been so passionate about boosting as a great deal money as possible to assist men and women living with cancer, and all their difficult function has paid out off enormously.

“We are blown away by their enthusiasm and just cannot thank them sufficient – every and each individual particular person who took element in the occasion or assisted to organise it.

“Macmillan have suffered a big tumble in money because of to the pandemic and this phenomenal amount of money of money will go a prolonged way to giving the essential expert services Macmillan cash, at a time when our assist is needed much more than ever.”

The fundraiser built on the good results of the supplier’s Coventry to Paris Cycle challenge in 2018, which observed much more than thirty volunteers journey three hundred miles, boosting GBP50,000 for charity.

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