Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Housing association raises £20,000 for Cancer Research UK

Staff at housing association Aster Group have raised more than £20,000 for their charity of the year, Cancer Research UK

 

Staff at housing association Aster Group have raised more than £20,000 for their charity of the year, Cancer Research UK.

Colleagues raised £20,060 by taking part in initiatives like London’s Shine Night Walk, Woof Walkies and Walk All Over Cancer.

As part of its commitment to give back to the local community, Devizes-based Aster match funds colleague fundraising, but has been double match funding anything raised for CRUK to maximise the donations.

Nick Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for the south, said: “Cancer survival has doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this.

"We have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and generosity of employees and organisations like Aster Group without whom we would not be able to fund the work and commitment of outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.”

Rachel Credido, group people and transformation director at Aster, said: “We’re really proud to have raised such vital funds for Cancer Research UK and to have played our part in helping to raise the money the charity so desperately needs for research and treatment.

“We believe that giving back is really important whether this is as individuals or as a business. It’s been inspiring to see the dedication and commitment shown by our colleagues to take part in all sorts of challenges to raise funds for this vital cause that touches so many of us.”