KBB distributor PJH has announced it has selected Charity of The Year, Macmillan Cancer Support, for which it aims to raise £10,000 in fundraising throughout the next twelve 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 says it has already made a good start to the campaign, with 30% of the £10,000 fundraising target achieved in just three months. PJH achieved an impressive £3,000 from its first few 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.

Cannock colleagues hosted the inaugural Macmillan ‘launch’ day, by organising a range of classic fundraising events, enabling all to get involved with the fun and get the charity partnership off to a flying start. Staff successfully arranged a Bake Sale, a Play Your Cards Right game, ‘Guess the name of the Teddy’ competition and a tombola with plenty of fantastic prizes to be won.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated, PJH 2023 Football Tournament & Family Day attracted staff from all PJH sites. It was a day of spirited team competition for the coveted trophy, enthusiastic cheers from the sidelines, and an opportunity to engage in the continued fundraising.

Securing victory amongst 15 teams was a team from the PJH Bolton Distribution Centre, the “Finest Screwdrivers” who proudly claimed their fourth consecutive championship. Friends and family also participated in a range of fundraising activities, such as inflatable football games, scratch cards, a raffle and plenty of face painting and glitter!                                     

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.

PJH names Macmillan

All PJH events presented the opportunity to raise awareness of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity and communicate the incredibly important work it does in supporting people affected by cancer.

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.”                                                                  

All PJH staff are delighted with the amount of funds raised in just the initial few events and had plenty of fun at the same time! Many more PJH fundraising activities are planned over this year and next, in order to meet the £10,000 target.

For further information on Macmillan Cancer Care, visit www.macmillan.org.uk, and for PJH, visit www.pjh.uk , www.partners.pjh.uk or call, T: 0800 8 77 88 99.

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