We’ve totted up our 2017Â fundraising total… Drum roll please!
2017Â wasÂ an amazing year of fundraising for us at Macknade Fine Foods and we areÂ thrilled to announce that we have raised a whopping Â£5593.88 for Pilgrims Hospices.
Pilgrims Hospices are a local charity who provide incredible, specialist care to patients & their families in East Kent.Â Many of our staffÂ have been touched personally by the work of Pilgrims Hospices, so it was a natural fit that theyÂ became the primaryÂ beneficiary of ourÂ fundraising this year.
One of our biggestÂ challengesÂ was the 170 mile Ragnar Relay, which took place back in September, and saw 10 of our staff run relay stretchesÂ fromÂ Maidstone & Brighton over two days. This alone raised over Â£4,000 and included an in-store raffle & static cycle with tonnes of donations from our amazing customers & suppliers.
We also invited Pilgrim’s Hospices in-store twice this year to carry out collections and they were our charity of choice in our inaugural inter-departmental pumpkin competition.
That’s not forgetting beingÂ named champion at Faversham’s ‘It’s A Knockout Challenge’, beating over tenÂ other teams to take home the trophy… and of course, fundraising for a great cause at the same time.
Thank you to all of you who have donated and supported the team last year. We, Pilgrims Hospices and all the other charities who collect with usÂ appreciate every single penny.
We’re always on the lookout for newÂ challenges, so let us know if you have any ideas for us inÂ 2018… the harder the better!