Wickes raises over £2 million for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 December 2011 | News DIY retailer Wickes has beaten its fundraising target of £2 million for its first national charity partner Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Staff, suppliers and customers at the company’s 210 shops across the UK have been raising funds for the blood cancer charity since October 2006.As well as sponsored skydives, marathons and shark dives, Wickes staff have also joined in some extreme team bonding events with managing director Jeremy Bird. ‘Team Wickes’ has conquered the Three Peaks Challenge, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, taken on the volcanoes of Ecuador and in September this year, 20 colleagues cycled 520km to Mount Everest’s Base Camp.Jeremy Bird said: “Passing the landmark figure of £2 million pounds is exciting for all of us and we’re proud to have been able to make such a contribution to the life saving work of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.”www.beatingbloodcancers.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wickes raises over £2 million for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Events Research / statisticslast_img read more