A team from Parker Building Supplies, Chandlers Building Supplies and Fairalls, builders merchants under the IBMG ownership, raised £1,400 at a charity gala dinner for Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).
Held at Crowborough Rugby Club in Sussex the night’s takings raised the IBMG’s builder merchants’ grand total for TCTs ‘Mission Unstoppable’ fundraising campaign to £16,800.
Murdina Hook of Parker Building Supplies, Crowborough said: “It was a great night, with a full house, raffle and auction prizes helping to add to our TCT charity funds.”
Mike Granger, of Chandlers Building Supplies said: “We’ve been really invested in the Teenage Cancer Trusts’ three-month fundraising challenge. We smashed our initial target so we are all very happy about that and we had enormous fun along the way.”
To take part in the challenge the builders merchants created a team of employees spread throughout the family of merchants owned by the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) dedicated to fundraising relentlessly for the three months of the TCT challenge.
Ian Kenny, head of marketing at IBMG said: “The most important part of this challenge is our 2000+ employees across our IBMG family of builder merchants: everybody has been involved in various fundraising initiatives. It has been a remarkable team effort and one that we are all very proud of. The gala dinner at Crowborough was another great success.”
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. There is still time to donate via the justgiving page