Raffingers Foundation donate £15,000 to Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) and Ovarian Cancer Action (OCA).
After a successful year of fundraising, Raffingers Foundation donate £15,000 to PCRF and OCA at their Christmas Jumper Day and Cake Sale, held on Friday 15 December.
Raffingers Foundation raised over £19,000 in 2017 thanks to Quiz Nights, cake sales and their Charity Ball, which raised over £12,000 on its own. The Foundation also had two great supporters – Roy Butcher who raised £1,140 through his Tri Event Challenge (London Marathon, a Sky Dive and The Suunto Great Swim at London’s Albert Docks), and Chris Keri-Nagy who raised £1,135 completing the NDW50 (50 mile run) and the SDW100 (100 mile run).
Thanks to everyone’s generosity, Raffingers Foundation is able to donate £7,500 each to PCRF and OCA. The remaining £4,000 will be kept aside for the Raffingers Foundation Fund, which allows anyone affected by pancreatic or ovarian cancer to apply for funding of up to £500. This funding can be used for private counselling or even family weekends away.
Raffingers Foundation was launched in 2016, in memory of Jason Kew. Jason was a dear husband and friend of Raffingers who sadly lost his life to pancreatic cancer. The Foundation is also in memory of those members of the team who have lost loved ones to ovarian cancer.
Lee Manning, Partner at Raffingers and Chairman of Raffingers Foundation said, “We cannot believe how much support we have received in our first year and are delighted to be able to donate such a significant amount to two amazing charities.”
Catherine Taylor, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action states: “Ovarian Cancer Action are delighted to partner with Raffingers who have shown such commitment to our cause over the past year. From challenge events, to bake sales, to their charity ball in September; they’ve truly gone above and beyond to help fundraise. We are a small charity, but we have grand ambitions and we are acutely aware that without the help of our corporate partners such as Raffingers we would not be where we are today. With Raffingers’ support this year and in the coming years, we will be able to continue our fight against this horrible disease so that one day we live in a world without ovarian cancer.”
Maggie Blanks, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund states, “Thanks to everyone at Raffingers who have helped to fundraise for us this year. It’s a wonderful way to pay tribute to Jason and we’re extremely grateful for your support. Our sole focus is to find ways of ensuring more people survive pancreatic cancer and this superb sum will help fund more world-class research towards achieving this goal.”
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