Staff and residents at Wales & West Housing have raised more than £35,000 for Cancer Research Wales – more than enough to fund a year’s research to fight the disease.
Staff at Wales & West Housing present Katie Killoran, corporate fundraiser for Cancer Research Wales (second from left) with cheques for more than £35,000.
The money has been raised for the social landlord’s adopted charity over the last two years with many fundraising activities, including raffles, ‘Dress Down Days’ and other sponsored events.
There have also been some incredible individual fundraising feats by WWH staff, who have completed Ironman Wales, The Three Peaks Challenge and the Brecon to Cardiff Bay bike ride.
Katie Killoran, corporate fundraiser for Cancer Research Wales, was invited to WWH’s new offices in Llanishen, Cardiff, to collect two cheques from WWH and Cambria Maintenance Services.
She said: “A big thank you to everyone at WWH for their support. The total is amazing, more than we ever expected. It will help fund some great research here in Wales. Every day Cancer Research Wales are making vital developments into early diagnosis, treatment and cure."
WWH Chief Executive Anne Hinchey said: “We are delighted to be able to donate such a large amount to CRW and are grateful to everyone for being so supportive.
“Cancer is a disease which affects many people. With £30,000 CRW can fund a whole year’s work into fighting this disease. We hope our fundraising will make a difference.”
Although the UK cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years, there is still a long way to go and Cancer Research Wales lead the way.
“Cancer is a disease which affects many people and we hope our fundraising will make a difference to those families and individuals going through treatment.”