Selco Builders Warehouse announce Cancer Research UK as new charity partner

Selco Builders Warehouse announce Cancer Research UK as new charity partner

Selco Builders Warehouse have announced Cancer Research UK as their new charity partner for 2022.

During 2022, Selco will host a vast array of fundraising events in support of Cancer Research UK. To raise vital funds to enable pioneering research and help find a solution to defeating cancer.

Selco despite the Covid pandemic raised over £100,000 for their previous charity partner Global’s Make Some Noise in each of the last 2 years.

The Selco charity pot has already been boosted with a donation of £5,861.78 which was raised via sales of carrier bags within recent months.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Cancer Research UK in its fantastic work to try and find the answers to an illness which touches the lives of each and every one of us in some way.

“Every pound we raise will help fund vital research and that will be the huge motivation behind our fundraising during what will be a busy year of charity activity.

“Cancer Research UK was selected by a vote from our colleagues and we are excited by our new charity partnership. Along with the support from our generous customers and suppliers, we hope to raise a significant amount of money and play our part in supporting vital medical research.”

Georgia McCormack, divisional manager of Cancer Research UK, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Selco staff for voting for us and helping achieve our ambition of seeing three in four people survive their cancer by 2034.

“Our progress relies on the incredible dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters like this - without whom we would not be able to fund our life-saving work. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime. All of us can support the research that will beat it.”

Selco donated over £100,000 to their nominated 2021 charity partner

Selco raised £105,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise.

Even though the Covid pandemic reduced the number of charity events, Selco still managed to raise a six figure amount in each of the last 2 years.

Global’s Make Some Noise improves the lives of disadvantaged people in communities by working with smaller charities from all over the UK who deliver vital services such as food banks, domestic violence and mental health helplines, carer support, community projects and employment programmes.

Funds were raised via various methods including charity walks, in-branch bake sales, dress down days, a golf day and darts challenges.

Carine Jessamine, Marketing Director for Selco, said: “We are proud to have raised such a significant amount of money for Global’s Make Some Noise during a period of Covid restrictions.

“Many of our traditional fundraising events were either scaled back dramatically or cancelled completely but we were determined to continue our proud record of supporting charities and local communities and came up with creative innovative activities to raise funds.”

“Global’s Make Some Noise has done outstanding work throughout the pandemic and we are delighted to have provided support during a difficult time for charities.”

Emma Bradley, Director of Global Charities, said: “It’s a phenomenal effort for Selco to have raised such a substantial amount of money during a global pandemic and we thank all customers, colleagues and suppliers from the bottom of our hearts for their incredible generosity.

“The money will go towards supporting the most vulnerable members of the community and helping them recover from pandemic.”

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