Keyline raises nearly £250 000 to help combat prostate cancer
Published: 17 February, 2012
MILTON KEYNES: Sponsored walks, charity balls, car rallies, marathon running and even growing a moustache are just some of the activities that have helped Keyline Builders Merchants, part of the Travis Perkins Group, to raise nearly a quarter of a million pounds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
The company, along with its employees, customers and suppliers, has been supporting the Charity for the past two years by raising valuable funds and increasing awareness of the most common cancer in men.
The charity initiative has included a large number of local and national fundraising events across almost 90 branches and offices within Keyline’s business. As a result, more than 1000 employees have been involved in raising money that will help combat prostate cancer by funding research, campaigns and the Charity’s support services, directly helping those affected by the disease.
One highlights included more than 250 normally clean-shaven members of staff taking part in last year’s moustache charity event Movember, which helped to raise more than £20,000. Meanwhile, twenty-four teams from Keyline took part in an Italian Job Rally that involved driving over 1,500 miles from Northfleet in Kent to Turin in Northern Italy. They joined forces with other teams from the Travis Perkins Group to collectively raise over £110,000.