Bhs raises over £73,000 for Diabetes UK

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bhs raises over £73,000 for Diabetes UK A challenge to one member of staff has mushroomed into a company-wide year-long fundraising campaign for Diabetes UK by Bhs employees.Diabetes UK Chairman, Sir Michael Hirst, yesterday received a £73,000 cheque from Bhs Director, Philip Green, at the company’s head office in London. The cheque was presented following a year of fundraising activities by Bhs employees.The company’s support for the charity came about during a meeting in 2002 when Philip Green challenged Keith Smalls, Regional Development Director, to try and lose a few pounds. Keith agreed and also decided to take part in the Great North Run. Bhs chose to support Diabetes UK as Keith has the condition. Advertisement The challenge snowballed into a company-wide initiative to raise money forthe charity. Employees were involved in dozens of fundraising activitiesto raise the money including, collecting tins in all 162 stores, sellingbadges at checkouts, a clothing sample sale at head office in London and white water rafting. Tagged with: Community fundraising Eventscenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

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