Article provided by Dainton Self Storage
The last 12 months have been very busy for the staff at Dainton Group Services. Not only are Dainton expanding with new self storage self storage sites in Bristol and Newport in 2017, , the staff have also been raising money throughout the last year for Macmillan Cancer Support and have smashed their fundraising target!
The Dainton team set themselves a target of raising £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, however they exceeded all expectations and have raised an incredible £15,411 in the last 12 months thanks to the support of their customers and the local community!
Staff took part in a number of fundraising activities which included climbing Ben Nevis, taking part in a Mini car rally, organising a charity football match to name but a few. Dainton staff also took on the responsibility of organising and staffing the annual Macmillan Fun Day at Ugbrooke House where over 1,000 visitors enjoyed a musical extravaganza. Dainton’s self storage customers provided generous support with donations and raffle prizes.
Bridget Hill, local Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, told the Dainton team that £15,411 they raised was the equivalent amount to keep four typical Macmillan information and support centres fully stocked with all of the information, booklets etc. needed to support people affected by cancer for a whole year or the cost of a providing a Macmillan nurse for over 3 months.
Bridget said “We promise to put the money you have raised to very good use. All of the money we spend comes from voluntary donations and without people like you and your customers we would have nothing to spend. I am delighted that you smashed your fundraising target and had fun. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dainton and your efforts will help a huge number of people affected by cancer.”
Dainton’s Managing Director Paul Maddicott said “Whilst we are a large, growing company the nature of our business means that we operate with a very small team, so for the Dainton staff and their customers to raise over £15,411 makes me incredibly proud.”
“Most of us will have a family member or friend affected by the disease during our lifetime and we know how important the support of Macmillan is both practically and emotionally. Thank you to everyone who supported and helped us to raise this money.”