Venn Group Stands Up To Cancer
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
Stand Up To Cancer is the joint annual fundraising campaign of Channel 4 and our charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, with the headline televised event taking part last Friday.
Several members of our charity committee were lucky enough to receive tickets to an exclusive screening for supporting partners of Cancer Research UK. In addition to watching the show, they heard from representatives of the charity about the extensive research Stand Up To Cancer has funded. It was a privilege to be a part of such a fantastic event and we would like to extend a huge thank you to Cancer Research UK for their invitation.
Elsewhere, our offices held events to commemorate the day and raise money to fund this crucial research. These included a spectacular Halloween themed bake-off in our Birmingham office and a swear jar in Bristol, while our Milton Keynes office took a very literal approach to ‘Stand’ Up To Cancer; spending the whole day on their feet!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and donated. In Birmingham we raised £145.50 from the bake off, Bristol raised £121.14 through the swear jar, a ‘guess the sweets’ competition and bake sale and Milton Keynes have raised a total of £580 from their sponsored stand and bake sale.
As we enter the closing months of 2018 with further fundraising activities planned, we are well on our way to achieving our goal of raising £20,000 this year for Cancer Research UK. We look forward to announcing our grand fundraising total soon.