Bruton Knowles Gloucester office has set the bar by raising a huge amount in the first six months of its fundraising activity for Cancer Research UK. From Dress Down Fridays to glamorous Award Dinners – the team is pulling out all the stops to collect donations, and has even more creative fundraising activities planned for the rest of the year.
So far, the Gloucester team has raised a substantial £2,335 – a good start for the office, which aims to double that amount before the end of the year.
Back in September 2018, the national property consultancy took on the challenge to raise £30,000 across its branch of 12 UK based offices, for its chosen charity – Cancer Research UK – over a two year period.
Gloucester is currently leading the way in monies raised. Most notably the team secured a whopping £1,000 in one day from collections at its local Tesco in Quedgeley, insupport of World Cancer Day on 2 February.
“The local community have been so generous in supporting our fundraising efforts. We ask for their continued support as we go into the next phase of charitable activities we have planned for this amazing cause,” comments Samantha Pennington, Operations Director for Bruton Knowles, who was selected as Charity Champion for the Gloucester office.
To support the launch of the activity a staff member from each office was appointed as a Charity Champion, playing a key role in fundraising by co-ordinating the delivery of all activities based within their office.
Since its launch, Gloucester has introduced regular Dress Down Fridays and back in December sold batches of Cancer Research UK branded Christmas cards. Next up, the branch is planning an annual Prize Presentations Award Dinner at Gloucester Rugby Club, for November 2019. The glitzy event will see a live auction with donated prizes including tickets to Gloucester Rugby Club and a shooting lesson. Local farmers will be invited, along with sponsors, to see who has won the awards for various competitions being held throughout the year.
To keep the money rolling in, the Gloucester team has a few more ideas up their sleeve – entering Cancer Research’s Pretty Muddy, which is being held at Cheltenham Racecourse on 29th June and turning the office car park into an aerobics zone, with employees dressing up Flash Dance style to take part in a quick cardio workout.
James Bailey, Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles, comments: “We’re extremely impressed with the efforts from the Gloucester office and we’re excited to see what other creative ideas they have planned. Samantha’s been a fantastic Charity Champion, securing a stand-out amount in the first six months of fundraising activity – I have no doubt she’ll easily be able to hit her target and double the figure in the next six months.”