A number of team members from Dobbies Garden Centres walked 100 miles each in August to raise money for their National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust. With the option to walk or run the 100 mile challenge, Dobbies are making a donation of £18k following the fundraising activity, thanks to all those who took part.
Teenage Cancer Trust is Dobbies’ National Charity Partner, having established a formal partnership in 2019 and collaborating on a number of projects since 2014. This fundraising initiative is just one of the ways in which Dobbies is supporting the vital work the national charity carry out.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity provides specialised nursing care and support young people during diagnosis, treatments and recovery.
Donna Bednarek, Senior Relationship Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all of Dobbies’ team members and customers who continue to support our cause, and are blown away by the incredible £18,000 they have managed to raise with their 100 Miles in August challenge.
“We rely on the generosity and determination of people just like the Dobbies’ team to ensure we can be there for young cancer patients when they need us.”
Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “It’s been great to see team members across the UK take part in this month-long fundraiser, each walking 100 miles.
“Teenage Cancer Trust makes a world of difference to those young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, in addition to the family and friends affected by providing educational resources and support.
“We’re proud of our team for their fundraising efforts throughout August, and we’re looking forward to more fundraisers to come.”
For more details on Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org
For more information on Dobbies Garden Centre visit www.dobbies.com