James Donaldson and Sons is proud to announce the achievement of its fundraising target of £53,945 for its charity partner, Maggie’s. The Group embarked on the fundraising campaign in June 2019 with a target to raise £50,000 and expected it to span twelve to eighteen months, but as a result of the teamwork and engagement from all employees it has exceeded the target just nine months into the campaign.
Employees from all 31 sites across the UK have all done their bit to raise £28,945 which was match-funded by James Donaldson and Sons up to £25,000 bringing the total to £53,945. The group worked closely with Maggie’s centres around the UK to develop and execute a calendar of fundraising events and activities including; cultural crawls, bake sales, raffles, race nights and cycles, among many others.
Scott Cairns, Outgoing Group Managing Director of James Donaldson Group said: “I am incredibly proud of all JDS colleagues in delivering this fantastic figure for Maggie’s. The challenge was grasped head-on, and our teams had a great deal of fun and a good feeling of achievement while raising funds. I’d also like to say a huge thanks to many of our customers and suppliers who also made donations to help us achieve our ambitious target.”
Tu Edwards, Centre Fundraising Manager, Maggie’s Fife commented: “Without the support of businesses like James Donaldson and Sons, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do here at Maggie’s. Maggie’s is here to support people with Cancer, along with their family and friends and relies on donations to develop our high-quality programme of support. At this difficult time we are no longer seeing people face to face, but we are supporting people in their homes by phone, email and our online community. I can’t thank James Donaldson Group enough for their support and efforts throughout this partnership; it will make a huge difference to our centres nationally.”
In the current COVID-19 global pandemic, it is a timely reminder that people are still dealing with Cancer and other life-altering conditions. All of our fund-raising efforts were done in 2019 and early 2020, before the current crisis and we hope to be able to continue to support Maggie’s in the year ahead when conditions allow.