One of Wearside’s largest employers has announced its new charity partner and raised over £2,000 at its first fundraising day.
Generous Sunderland customer services employees hosted bake sales, raffles, sweepstakes and quizzes to raise money for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, whose aim is that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
The company-wide partnership between EDF Energy and Breast Cancer Now is set to run for three years, with the energy company hoping to replicate the success of its last three year partnership with Marie Curie, which raised a significant amount for the charity.
EDF Energy employees voted to support Breast Cancer Now, , as its charity partner with an ambition to raise £450,000 over the next three years, through fundraising activity.Kevin Gatens, head of customer services in the North said:
“The choice of charity was put to a vote by our employees, who chose this particular cause. Breast cancer is something which has affected a lot of people and their loved ones, and we are looking forward to continuing our success in raising money to support research and treatment to help the charity reach their target of preventing all breast cancer deaths by 2050.”
All funds raised will help Breast Cancer Now continue to fund lifesaving research into breast cancer, focussing on prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatments and secondary breast cancer.