Employees at the BASF manufacturing site at Low Moor, Bradford, took up the challenge to raise £1,000 as part of the Macmillan Centenary Challenge. By December they had succeeded in raising four times their original target.
The main fund raising event was a coffee morning held in late October. Joanne Love, Site Communicator, explains further, “It was the first time we had held a Macmillan Coffee morning event and the response from our employees was fantastic. Within one hour we had hit our target of £1,000.”
The hugely successful morning consisted of raffles, cake stalls, tombola, bran tub and a site wide collection. Thanks are also due to the local Co-op and Tesco stores who also contributed to the event by donating cakes.
The fundraising didn’t stop there. Three employees also raised over £1,000 by taking part in the Great Yorkshire Run.
On receiving the £4,000, Hayley Cooke from Macmillan said, “We were delighted that BASF chose to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan relies almost entirely on donations to fund vital services. Thank you to all the staff who contributed towards a fantastic total. Without your support we would not be able to meet the needs of those affected by cancer.”