Dobbies raises £110k for teenagers and young adults living with cancer    

Company: Dobbies

Dobbies has donated £110,000 raised in the last year to its National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, taking its total raised over nearly a decade to £1.39m.  

Colleagues across all Dobbies stores have supported a whole host of fundraising initiatives including in-store donations, text to donate, Christmas shopping nights, social media takeovers, team challenges and carrier bag donations. Since last year, customers were given the opportunity to add a donation when booking seasonal events. 

Dobbies stores in Edinburgh, Milngavie, Southport, Livingston and Dunfermline have raised the most, with an impressive £259,000 between them in the last nine years.  

Personal challenges

Some colleagues have even taken on their own personal challenges to raise funds.

Julie Porter, aged 61, has worked at Dobbies Ashford store since the store opened 13 years ago and last year shaved her hair, raising £2,000. 

Julie said: “I have personal attachment in my family to cancer and so supporting our Teenage Cancer Trust has always been really important to me. I decided to shave my hair, because I wanted to make a big statement and raise vital funds. After all, it's only hair that would grow back! I really enjoyed the day, we had buckets at the entrance and my hairdresser came to the store to do it.”  

Donna Bednarek, Senior Relationship Manager from Teenage Cancer Trust, said: "It is phenomenal that Dobbies colleagues and customers have raised more than £1.3 million for Teenage Cancer Trust.   

"This incredible fundraising will help us to provide unique, tailored support that lets young people hold on to their identity, their independence and their dreams – so cancer doesn’t rob them of the best years of their life. Thank you to Dobbies for your loyal support – you are helping to make our work possible across the UK.” 

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