We’ve totted up our 2017 fundraising total… Drum roll please!
2017 was an amazing year of fundraising for us at Macknade Fine Foods and we are thrilled to announce that we have raised a whopping £5593.88 for Pilgrims Hospices.
Pilgrims Hospices are a local charity who provide incredible, specialist care to patients & their families in East Kent. Many of our staff have been touched personally by the work of Pilgrims Hospices, so it was a natural fit that they became the primary beneficiary of our fundraising this year.
One of our biggest challenges was the 170 mile Ragnar Relay, which took place back in September, and saw 10 of our staff run relay stretches from Maidstone & Brighton over two days. This alone raised over £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 being named champion at Faversham’s ‘It’s A Knockout Challenge’, beating over ten 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 us appreciate every single penny.
We’re always on the lookout for new challenges, so let us know if you have any ideas for us in 2018… the harder the better!