LBS raises over £12,000 for cancer charity.
Published: 24 August, 2016
LBS Builders' Merchants has raised £12,206 for cancer charity Macmillan Cymru by walking to the top of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.
Charity Macmillan Cymru is very close to the heart of LBS and its employees, after the company lost three of its colleagues to cancer during 2015.
Early in 2016, several branches suggested money should be raised to support Macmillan's in memory of their lost colleagues and the whole company got behind the idea. As a result, on 22 May over 200 LBS employees, damily and friends walked to the top of Pen Y Fan, an impressive 886m high, wearing matching purple 'Every Step Counts' t-shirts.
The money raised was then presented to Sue Reece, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cymru. She said: "We are so grateful to everyone at LBS Builders Merchants, their families and friends, for organising the event and taking part in making it such a fantastic success. The money raised will make a real difference to people living with cancer in the local community and will help Macmillan Cancer Support to continue providing the right support at the right time."
Mark Davies, LBS managing director, said: "LBS are proud of its record of charitable giving both as a company and as individuals, Every Step Counts was however a special events as its inspiration was so personal, to so many within our business."