Each year, here at Kelsall Steele, we choose a charity to support throughout the year. This year we have chosen to support ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’ in their fundraising efforts toward a new cancer support centre for Cornwall, called ‘The Cove’. The centre is set to cost approx. £2.8million, and Macmillan are hoping to raise £1million towards the centre over the course of the year.
One of the initiatives at Macmillan for this year is to enrol local businesses as ‘Business Champions’ – the idea being that each participating business makes a pledge to raise £1,000 over the course of the year. If Macmillan are able to secure the support of 100 local businesses, they hope to raise £100,000 – which would be a tenth of their £1million target!
What are we doing?
One of our fundraising ideas, which we run throughout the year, is dress down Friday for which everyone taking part donates £1. If we are able to raise just £20 in donations per week, over the course of the year we would easily hit the £1,000 target, so we’re very confident that we should be able to hit our £1,000 target.
However, we do hope to raise a lot more than the £1,000 target, so here in the offices we will be taking part in some fun and exciting activities and competitions to raise more money, so look out for details on our website throughout the year!
If you’d like to get involved and make a donation towards The Cove there are a few ways you can do so. If you’re in the area, we have a collection box on reception as well as some badges you can purchase to show your support. Alternatively you can Text ‘COVE50 £5′ to 70070 to donate £5 or if you prefer you can donate online
If you’re a local business and would like to become a Cove Business Champion yourself, you can find out more information on The Cove website, just fill out the form, make your pledge to raise £1,000 and get started raising money!
If you’d like more information on Macmillan or The Cove Cancer Support Centre you can see their websites, there is also a brochure in our reception with further details on The Cove centre.