Trust employees get involved in Macmillan fundraising fun
26 October 2016
Every year employees and residents at the Trust get together in their own time to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support, and this year was no exception with their efforts smashing last year's total and raising a phenomenal £5,300 for the charity.
Organised primarily by the Trust's central finance team, numerous events took place during the same week as Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Employees from across the organisation including the main head office in Telford, its shops, schemes and trades all fundraised to reach the final sum, believed to be the largest raised in the county.
This is the eighth year that The Wrekin Housing Trust have hosted the event and in that time generous staff and residents have dug deep in their pockets to raise over £35,000 for Macmillan.
Staff had baked a variety of sweet delights for the annual cake sale, boosting the donation total, along with everyone's dentists bills, whilst the staff bake off also prompted gentle competition amongst colleagues, who dusted off their aprons to desperately avoid a 'soggy bottom' remark from the guest judges!
Other events included a bottle tombola; a huge prize raffle, again made up of donated prizes from kind staff, contractors and suppliers; a Retirement Living residents bake off at New College, Telford and a charity 'busk' around the Trust's Retirement Living schemes charity coffee mornings by the employee choir, "Raise the Roof" completed the fundraising efforts.
£4,368 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a month, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.