Having cycled, hiked and run in dozens of physical challenges over the past 24 months, our employees are rightly proud of their incredible fundraising effort for our former partner charity, Prostate Cancer UK. Between them, they smashed the £100,000 target since the partnership between The Severfield Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK began in 2016.
“Because our industry is mainly male, and because it’s one of the UK’s biggest cancers, we knew money had to be ploughed into prostate cancer research,” said Heather Williams, trustee of The Severfield Foundation.
The Foundation chose Prostate Cancer UK as our first major charity partner in 2016, and the collaboration went on to become a shining example of how an organisation that shares our values, can help us deliver our charitable objectives.
“We’d like to thank everyone whose tireless efforts brought the partnership to life, and thank The Severfield Foundation for their commitment to our cause,” says James Beeby, Director of Fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK. “There have been some incredible achievements over the last two years, with staff participating in RideLondon, the London Marathon and Great North Run for us in both 2017 and 2018. Many others also did the Berlin and Paris marathons and our Football to Amsterdam cycle ride, as well as their own challenge events.”
As well as fundraising, many Severfield employees benefited from awareness talks about prostate cancer, learning about the risks, and how to spot signs and symptoms.
James added, “Thanks also to Severfield for generously match-funding all of their employees’ fundraising, we’re able to fund major research into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention to stop the prostate cancer being a killer,” says James. “We couldn’t be happier with the way in which Severfield and their Foundation has supported us over the past two years.”
Towards the end of 2018 The Severfield Foundation selected a new national partner charity for the next two years – Alzheimer’s Society – so that our employees can continue to raise critical funds and spread awareness of dementia.