Brain Tumour Research to benefit from NMBS fundraising effort
Published: 13 July, 2015
A fundraising day staged by National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) staff has raised £500 for the Brain Tumour Research charity.
The society turned the car park at its Leicester head offices into a scene modelled on a traditional village fair for the event, staged on Friday 10 July.
Staff were able to take part in a range of games and competitions including Giant Jenga, Hook-a-Duck and a tombola raffle.
With the NMBS team encouraged to don summer-themed fancy dress for the day, there was also a best-dressed competition as well as a stand selling the results of a ‘Great NMBS Bake Off’ competition.
One of the most popular activities proved to be the opportunity to give colleagues a light-hearted soaking with soaked sponges and wooden stocks.
Brain Tumour Research was chosen as the recipient of all funds raised on the day – a figure of £500 - because a number of NMBS team members know friends or relatives affected by the disease.
The charity receives just 1% of the national spend on cancer research despite the fact that brain tumours kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer type.
Chris Hayward, managing director at NMBS, said: "As a socially responsible business, NMBS already supports a number of industry charities including The Rainy Day Trust and CRASH. The Summer Fun Day enabled us to expand on that and to support a charity with an important personal connection to our team.”
Carol Robertson, head of community fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, said: "We are very grateful to NMBS for choosing to support us with their Summer Fun Day.
“The business’ donation will be used as part of ongoing efforts to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres and to help raise awareness, particularly amongst the government and larger cancer charities, of the need to invest more into brain tumour research.”