We are delighted to announce that we have managed to raise a staggering £20,058 for our 4 Good Causes 25th anniversary charity initiative.
This means that we have not only reached, but in fact exceeded our target and are have been able to donate the money we had pledged to our four nominated charities:
In celebration of Metro Safety’s 25th anniversary year we set ourselves the challenge of raising £20,000, to be split between four worthwhile charities:
• Macmillan Cancer Support
• The Children’s Burns Trust
• Mesothelioma UK
• Caring Matters Now
During the course of the year we took part in a number of fundraising initiatives, and are proud to announce that we have not just hit our £20,000 target but exceeded it, raising £20,058 in total.
Our main fundraising event was the Metro Safety ‘6 in 6’ bike ride. This was no mean challenge! Ten brave riders cycled through 6 European countries in 6 days, starting in Saarbrucken in Germany and finishing in Trafalgar Square, clocking up 500 miles along the way.
Next was the Metro Safety Rowathon. In order to complete the ‘missing’ 25 mile leg of the ‘6 in 6’ bike ride – Calais to Dover – various Metro Safety staff used rowing machines to cover the distance the cyclists travelled by ferry
Finally, we held a 25th Anniversary Gala Evening to raise additional funds for our nominated charities.
On Tuesday 30th January representatives from all four of our nominated charities joined us for an informal presentation.
Gemma Crabb from Macmillan’s fundraising team said: “With over two and a half million people living with cancer in the UK today, the demand for Macmillan services has never been higher. That is why the assistance of partners such as Metro Safety is vital. We are so grateful for this incredible donation and support.”
We would like to thank our staff, sponsor partners, customers and friends for their generous donations, efforts and support, making it possible for us to achieve our target and help our nominated charities continue their good work.
Pictured above: Ian Simcott representing CMN, Brian Wallis – Mesothelioma UK, Alison Tweddle – CBT, Gemma Crabb – Macmillan Cancer Support and Andrew Paten – Metro Safety