Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Compass raises £140,000 for Cancer Research UK

24 August 2016 by
Compass raises £140,000 for Cancer Research UK

Compass Group UK & Ireland has raised £140,715 during the first six months of the year for Cancer Research UK.

During its eighth year of partnership with the charity, the company has supported initiatives such as the Winter Run, Britain's Biggest Breakfast, Magical May and the London Marathon.

The Britain's Biggest Breakfast campaign saw several Compass units organise fundraising activities over a week in March. The run up to this week was supported by a digital media campaign, where employees were asked to post footage of them making their breakfasts.

Magical May is another Compass-wide initiative, where each of its 15,000 units were challenged to raise at least £100 for Cancer Research UK during the month.

Fundraising activities have also included bake sales, quizzes, fancy dress days, raffles, auctions and donation stations.

In addition, staff members have taken part in a 20-mile walk through Derby, a sponsored walk through Sandringham Hospital to Sandringham Estate and a charity music night in Uxbridge.

Duncan Gray, head of corporate responsibility at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "I am delighted by the tremendous fundraising efforts of our employees across the company. It has been really inspiring to see our units come together for a common cause.

"With such a strong start to the first half of this year I am confident that we will hit our fundraising target of £2m by March 2017, to help beat cancer sooner."

Zoe Dean from Cancer Research UK added: "We would like to thank Compass Group UK & Ireland for their exceptional fundraising efforts throughout our partnership so far. Raising over £140,000 in the first half of the year is a great achievement, which will make a real difference to our research efforts."

Compass teams up with 2nd Chance charity for ‘Secret Kitchen' pop up >>

Compass raises £50,000 for the Alzheimer's Society >>

Compass launches LGBT network >>

Is it time for a change? See all the current foodservice vacancies available with The CatererFONT >>

Latest video from The Caterer

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking