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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."

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