Between July 2015 and December 2016, corporatewear supplier Dimensions raised over £37,000 for charity.
As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility policy, employees were encouraged to raise money through fun activities such as dress down days, bake sales and car washes.
Of the grand fundraising total, £32,000 was split equally between Dimensions’ chosen partners for the year, Cancer Research UK and Glory Friendship Social Welfare Organisation.
GFSWO is the school in Bangladesh which Dimensions has been working closely with over the past four years. The money that has been sent to the school has contributed to the running and maintenance of it, including rent, teachers’ salaries and educational supplies. The donation will also sponsor three girls to attend university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on a full bursary.
Tracey Jones, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the time and effort invested by Dimensions’ staff and customers. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has fundraised towards this impressive total. All funds raised will go towards the charity’s research to beat over 200 types of cancer, helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its ground-breaking research. So funds raised through supporters like Dimensions and its customers, is crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who work day and night to fight cancer on all fronts.”
Following a series of coffee mornings in November, £2,500 was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the remaining £2,500 was split between various charities including Children in Need, Jeans for Genes, Save the Children and The Poppy Appeal after raising money through dress down days on nationally recognised fundraising days.