KBB distributor PJH has revealed that its selected Charity of The Year is Macmillan Cancer Support, for which it aims to raise £10,000 in fundraising throughout the next 12 months, with the help of all PJH staff across the UK. In addition, PJH promises to match this amount once this target has been achieved.
The company has already generated £3,000 from its first fundraising events, including one held at the PJH Cannock Distribution Centre in the West Midlands and one at the Annual PJH Football Tournament, held in Bolton.
Other fundraising activities completed so far include a ‘Smartie Tube Challenge’ for staff at the PJH Worcester site, who filled empty tubes with silver coins after enjoying the original chocolate contents, as well as the Annual PJH Fantasy Football League, where a portion of each entry fee was donated to the charity.
Katy Burns, PJH’s HR business partner, said: “We chose Macmillan as this year’s PJH charity partner, as it is such an amazing organisation that makes a huge difference to the lives of millions of people affected by cancer. Macmillan is funded by voluntary donations, so fundraising is essential to ensure it can deliver vital cancer services, research and campaigns to achieve better cancer care, and support the cancer workforce.”
Many more PJH fundraising activities are planned over this year and next, in order to meet the £10,000 target.