CSR Team November 19, 2014

Team CE bag donation raises £735 for Cancer Research UK!

Over the Summer, the CE team had a big clear out at home (and in our sample cupboard!) to find unwanted items that could be donated to Cancer Research UK as part of a local business campaign called Magical May. One of the main events for Magical May was creating a donation station for people to drop off any unwanted items for Cancer Research UK to sell in their charity shops.

The CE warehouse created an area for the team to drop off anything they wanted to donate and they also spent an evening collating old and un-used stock to donate as well.

We collected over 50 bags in total and this week received the news that our donation raised a fantastic £735! Well done team CE!

To put that into context:

23 bags:

Could cover the cost of one person taking part in a clinical trial to improve survival for bowel cancer patients.

100 bags:

Could cover the basic costs for one patient to take part in a clinical trial to improve treatment of a type of head and neck cancer.

540 bags:

Could cover one year’s running expenses for a lab project into a type of children’s cancer to improve treatments so more children survive.

In total the Magical May event raised £32,000, an incredible sum from local Leeds businesses!

There are many fantastic events organised throughout the year for Cancer Research UK – visit www.cancerresearchuk.org for further information on how you can get involved.

 

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