The Severfield Foundation, the charitable arm of a leading UK steel manufacturer, reveals huge fundraising total after making us their first major charity partner in 2016.
Having cycled, hiked and run in dozens of physical challenges these past 24 months, the staff of steel manufacturer Severfield can feel rightly proud of their incredible fundraising effort for us. Between them, they smashed their target of £100k since our partnership with the company's foundation began in 2016.
"Because our industry is mainly male, and because it’s one of the UK’s biggest cancers, we knew money had to be ploughed into prostate cancer research," said Heather Williams, trustee of the Severfield Foundation.
We'd like to thank everyone whose tireless efforts brought the partnership to life
The foundation nominated us as their first major charity partner in 2016, and the collaboration has gone on to become a shining example of how an organisation that shares our values can help us deliver our charitable objectives.
"We'd like to thank everyone whose tireless efforts brought the partnership to life, and thank the Severfield Foundation for their commitment to our cause," says James Beeby, our Director of Fundraising.
"There have been some incredible achievements over the last two years, with staff participating in RideLondon, the London Marathon and Great North Run for us in both 2017 and 2018. Many others also did the Berlin and Paris marathons and our Football to Amsterdam cycle ride, as well as their own challenge events."
As well as fundraising, hundreds of Severfield's staff benefited from awareness talks about prostate cancer at their factories, learning about the risks, and how to spot signs and symptoms.
"Thanks to Severfield generosly match-funded all their employees' fundraising, we're able to fund major research into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention to stop the prostate cancer being a killer," says James.
"We couldn’t be happier with the way in which Severfield and their foundation has supported us over the past two years."