Fundraising drive that’s miles better
A Leeds-based firm is helping charity by donating a penny to Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) for every mile its specially-branded YCR van is driven.Gaming machine operator Gamestec, based in Horsforth, has made an initial donation of £250 to the Harrogate-based charity to mark the start of the new partnership.
Staff at Gamestec’s Regional Distribution Centre in Beeston were asked to nominate charities they would like to support before a secret ballot was held to decide which should receive fundraising. John Reed, Manager of the centre, said: “Staff at the depot were really keen to get behind YCR as they have a great reputation in the area for doing fantastic work. Sadly many of my colleagues have friends or relatives whose lives have been touched by cancer. This meant people were very keen to support a charity which does so much to fight this terrible disease. The sponsored van does on average over 100 miles per day, so in time we hope to raise a significant sum of money to support the research work of YCR.”
Yorkshire Cancer Research funds research into the causes and cures of cancer at the region’s five universities in Leeds, Bradford, Hull, Sheffield and York and their associated teaching hospitals.
Gamestec, part of Danoptra Limited, has more than 50 years of experience in the gaming and amusement machines business and operates over 35,000 machines across the UK.
Mark Stevens, YCR’s new CEO, said: “We’d like to thank staff at Gamestec for choosing to support Yorkshire Cancer Research as every penny makes a pound in our mission to find a cure against cancer. We think this is not only a great initiative to raise regular funds but having a branded van out on the roads across the region each day will also help us raise our profile”.