February 04, 2020
Cancer Research UK - Business Beats Cancer
We previously held a coffee morning in our new upstairs showroom for CRUK Business Beats Cancer Campaign supporting World Cancer Day. This was something we really wanted to get involved in, with the number of people being diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland increasing at a rapid pace.
We worked closely with the Vice Chair of the CRUK Business Board who ensured we were well prepared for the event, in which support packs had been organised for the day. These consisted off CRUK bunting, Wristbands and Posters, creating an appropriate theme.
CRUK had many wonderful prizes up for grabs including £4,000 worth of vouchers for TUI along with a runner up prize of a stay in a beautiful villa in Portugal and cash prizes also available. This certainly encouraged a lot of people to come and support this great cause and the winners are set to be announced on the 24th March 2020.
To be in for a chance of winning these breath-taking prizes you had to purchase a ticket at a suggested cost of £1. Also, we had people selling wristbands at £2 each and a collection bucket set up in the showroom for any further donations that people were wanting to make.
Overall, we raised over £3500 with 4 cheques made by Alpha Marketing UK ltd (£1,200), Neueda Consulting (£250) and Morrows Communications (£50). Neueda & Morrows are both customers of ours and there was an additional donation of £1,000 made on the day by one of our suppliers Surefreight Global.
We are delighted at how much we managed to raise for this great cause, and we are set to receive a framed certificate with the amount we raised on it, which will we be putting up around our Belfast office.
With CRUK Having raised over £40,000 in 2019 to fund life-saving research, we wanted to play a part in overcoming last year’s sum. Reportedly, 51 other companies across Northern Ireland supported the cause, and we are proud to be one of them.