Hays charity partnership raises over 200,000 for brain tumour research
In the first year of the partnership Hays staff hiked and cycled to the top of Mount Snowdon, jumped out of planes, ran marathons and trekked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Recruiters donned their superhero capes for the day and proudly wore bandanas for brain tumours to raise awareness of the charity and fundraise for the new centre of excellence.
During the second year of the partnership, Hays staff tackled the four elements in a weekend of challenges, abseiled down cliff faces and even raised £30,000 racing their clients around the Olympic velodrome. Competitive spirit was out in force at charity netball and football tournaments across the country, while quiz nights and local events with friends, family and customers added valuable funds to the £200,000 total.
Nigel Heap, managing director, Hays UK & Ireland, commented on the success of the partnership, “Our employees have outdone themselves in their fundraising efforts during this partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity, going the extra mile to surpass our initial target of £100,000 and end our partnership with a fundraising total of over £200,000. This is an incredible success and testament to the commitment and dedication of our staff to support the vital work of The Brain Tumour Charity.”
Over 9,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the largest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. The Brain Tumour Charity’s mission is to fund and promote research to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours and ultimately find a cure. The Brain Tumour Charity is the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours in the UK and leads the way in ensuring all research funded is selected through stringent, independent peer review. The Charity offers a comprehensive service to enable everyone with a brain tumour, their families and carers to receive the best support and information and achieve the highest quality of life possible as well as raising awareness of brain tumours to improve life chances.
Sarah Lindsell, CEO at The Brain Tumour Charity, said, “Our partnership with Hays has been our most successful to date. We have been bowled over by the enthusiasm, passion, and sheer determination of the staff to raise in excess of a staggering £200,000! This will make a significant difference to people living with a brain tumour. Well done to everyone involved for being so amazing.”