Their fundraising efforts saw them zipwiring off buildings, running marathons and more. Now the (energetic) team at Cardiff-based 118 118 Money and 118 118 have announced reaching their fundraising target for Tenovus Cancer Care four months ahead of schedule. Employees’ combined efforts have raised over £5000 of vital funds to support individuals and families affected by cancer across Wales.
1 in 2 people in the UK are affected by cancer, so raising funds for those who, like Tenovus, provide support to cancer victims and their families is essential. Joining forces with Tenovus, the 118 118 and 118 118 money team embarked on fundraising activities including the terrifying 190ft Zip-Wire at St. David’s hotel, the Tenovus “Goodnight Walk”, a Pub Quiz, Cardiff 10K and Charity Shop clothes donations.
They also devoted more than 48 hours of volunteering by painting the Tenovus Cancer Care HQ to create a welcoming environment for counselling and 1-2-1 sessions; bucket collecting at the Cardiff Bay Beach during the summer and supporting the Tenovus Cancer Care Sing with Us Choir by collecting donations after the choir’s biggest performance at St. David’s Hall.
Key Tenovus Cancer Care campaigns such as Stop Smoking, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ (Skin Cancer) and ‘Buckets for Boobs’ (Breast Cancer) also presented employees with key information designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and alert them to the risks and warning signs to look out for.
European Head of HR, Hazel Shine, said:
“It has been a fantastic opportunity for everyone across 118 118 Money and 118 118 to learn about cancer and collaborate with such a brilliant charity within our community. We are extremely proud of the support and generosity shown by all involved.”
Sara Couch, Corporate Fundraising Manager, said:
“We really rely on and value the support from our corporate partners. We simply wouldn’t be able to provide our services and vital research without the support of businesses like 118 118 Money and 118 118. We are so proud of all of the team for achieving their £5,000 fundraising target in just 9 months. We have had so much fun on various activities from zip wires, runs, quizzes and much more. The team have also donated unwanted clothes, books and other items which have gone on to be sold in our shops. All of the activities will have a direct impact on cancer patients and their loved ones here in Wales. We cannot wait to get started on the next activities with the team and hope that our relationship will be one that continues into 2016 and beyond”.
The funds raised by the two companies will help Tenovus Cancer Care continue to provide their freephone support service 365 days a year, as well as allow their Mobile Support Unit to bring cancer treatment closer to home and offer local support to groups across Wales.