Charity day 2

Our Wimbledon based employees have announced their new Group and local charity partnerships for 2016.

The Wimbledon team have been baking to kick-start the charity fundraising for its new Group charity, Worldwide Cancer Research, which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.

Employees also got out their wooden spoons and baking tins for St Michael’s Hospice, an independent charity providing care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, which is now the Wimbledon local charity.

Our champion bakers have already raised £127.65 to put into motion fundraising efforts for the forthcoming year.

Caroline Huggett, UK HR director and chairperson of the charity committee said: “Our head office in Wimbledon had a bumper day of charity visits when both the Group (Worldwide Cancer Research) and local charity (St. Michael’s Hospice) visited to tell our champions and colleagues more about what they do and how we can support them this year.

“We are excited to be working with both charities and helping to support them in any way that we can.”

Employees at all our sites voted to support Worldwide Cancer Research. The new Group charity will also be visiting Bedworth, Brighton and Nottingham over the upcoming weeks.

Helen Rippon, Worldwide Cancer Research chief executive officer (CEO), said: “Thank you all for your votes. I’m absolutely delighted that Domestic & General has chosen Worldwide Cancer Research as its Group charity for this year.

“We’re all really excited about our partnership, and we can’t wait to start working with Domestic & General to raise vital funds. As a charity, we’re known for funding the most ambitious, cutting-edge research; research that is innovative, collaborative, and has the potential to make the greatest impact on cancer.

“This research is taking place right now all around the globe, from the UK, to Spain, to Australia. 24 hours a day, Worldwide Cancer Research-funded projects are happening. We believe that no life should be cut short by cancer, and over the next 12 months Domestic & General’s support will help us get closer to this vision.”

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