Darwen-based engineering company WEC Group have smashed all their fundraising records for 2019, raising a total of £14,010 for the local East Lancashire Hospice in 2019.
WEC have been championing local causes for the past 9 years, selecting a “Charity of the Year” to direct their fundraising efforts towards. Already a longstanding supporter of the East Lancs Hospice, the company decided to award them their coveted “Charity of the Year” spot and in memory of two late staff members who were recently cared for by the hospice.
After a busy first half of the year which saw the company fundraise £2,327 through various raffles, bake sales and sporting events, WEC Group decided to take part in the East Lancashire Hospice’s Corporate Challenge for the first time and in just four months managed to raise a staggering total of £11,601.44 to support the incredible charity and the work they complete in the area.
The Corporate Challenge, now in its third year, invites local companies to take part and fundraise as much money as possible over a four-month period between May and October. 25 local companies took part in the Challenge and WEC managed to win a podium spot at their first attempt, finishing third overall and also winning the “best event” award for organising a very successful corporate golf day.
WEC Group’s fundraising efforts during the challenge also included gathering a team to take part in the local Tough Mudder challenge, various bake sales, as well as raffles and hampers. Staff members also contributed to the fundraising drive by taking part in various races and events including the Snowdon International Mountain Race and a Coast to Coast Cycling Race.
Jean-Yves Dziki, Group Marketing Manager at WEC Group said “We are incredibly proud of all our staff’s involvement in this year’s Corporate Challenge in support of the East Lancashire Hospice. It’s a cause very close to our hearts and it’s been great to see so many people get involved in all our fundraising events. It’s certainly brought out our competitive side and we are very thankful to all our staff who came up with more fundraising ideas. We are also incredibly grateful for everyone’s generosity and their ongoing support for our Charity of the Year.”
He added “We are very committed to supporting the East Lancashire Hospice in any way we can and we will try our very best to raise more money for the hospice over the coming months.”
For more details on our previous fundraising efforts, please feel free to visit our Corporate Social Responsibility Page