Staff at the Preston branch of Furness Building Society looked a bit off colour when they held a fund-raising day for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
The team wore their usual navy uniforms with red shirts instead of white, added red scarves and other red accessories, including red shoes, for a wear it red for Rosemere day.
They also held a cake sale, sold the charity’s merchandise and put its collection tins on counters to bring in £146.42 for the appeal, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Besides its fund-raising day, Furness supports Rosemere Cancer Foundation through its affinity account, with the building society making a donation from its own funds based on customers’ balances.
Last year, supporters helped to achieve a £27,320 donation. In the eight years the building society has operated the savings account, it has given a whopping £225,320 to the charity.
Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s corporate fund-raising manager, said: “It was great to see staff looking a bit off colour. It certainly provoked a reaction from customers. A wear it red for Rosemere day is a simple and fun way for businesses to support us and we are very grateful to Furness Building Society for all the support it gives us.”
For further information on the appeal, visit http://www.rosemere.org.uk
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