Thirty employees at Forth Ports, the company that operates ports in Scotland and Tilbury in London, have raised more than £25,000 for the cancer support charity Maggie’s by taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge. The whole team completed the 12-mile course of mud and obstacles in Dumfries and Galloway to raise £25,063.26 from friends and family for the charity, which operates centres in NHS cancer hospitals to provide free, practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their loved ones.
The direct-selling cosmetics company Avon has announced a partnership with the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! to encourage more young women to check their bodies for signs of cancer. The partnership will raise money for the charity, but will also raise awareness among Avon’s sales representatives of the need to check for breast cancer on a regular basis. The representatives will pass the advice on to their customers. Avon will also support CoppaFeel! in recruiting new Boobettes, the charity’s team of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age and work to raise awareness of the symptoms, as well as creating awareness materials and digital tools to help the charity in its mission.
The author Michael Bearcroft has pledged to donate £1 from each sale of his newly rereleased novel Dangerous Score to the anti-human-trafficking charity Hope for Justice. The novel, originally published in 2012, features human trafficking. During his research, Bearcroft was surprised by the scale of the problem. He said in a statement that he wanted to support the cause when his book was republished by New Generation Publishing this month.
The waste-management company Veolia will provide free recycling services at 120 of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life fundraising events between May and October next year. The company will distribute, collect and process recycling bins at venues where the 5km, 10km, Pretty Muddy, half marathon, marathon and hiking events take place. Staff from Veolia will also be directly involved in the events, either as participants or as members of the volunteer support teams looking after the runners.
The petrol station operator Rontec is aiming to raise more than £100,000 for the charity Young Epilepsy after naming the organisation as its charity partner. Customers at Rontec’s 240 outlets will be able to give an optional donation of 25p to the charity every time they pay with a card during the five months of the partnership.