The Rolwey Group is celebrating raising over £50,000 after 16 years of supporting Cancer Research UK. Led by Sandy Burnage (Sales and Marketing Administrator) The Rolwey Group began fundraising for Cancer Research UK in 2001. The total now stands at £51,169.00 and was raised by many events over the years including; Race For Life, Murder Mystery Evenings, e-Christmas cards, various personal challenges and the Travel Bears. Recently The Rolwey Group celebrated hitting the £50,000 milestone with a Dinner and Dance on World Cancer Day.
Money raised by The Rolwey Group will fund research to beat cancer sooner, helping to ensure more men, women and children in the South East and across the UK survive.
Alex Bordoli, Cancer Research UK’s Central Fundraising Executive said:
The Rolwey Group have made a huge contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work over the past 16 years and we are incredibly grateful for their support. We have particularly enjoyed seeing their innovative and varied approach to fundraising, especially with their Travel Bear that gets all over the place!
Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and our work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters like the employees of The Rolwey Group, who have played a significant part in developing that progress.
Research is Global but it has a local impact. Every day, people in the South-East and all across the UK, benefit from drugs that Cancer Research UK scientists helped to develop. Last year, we spent over £32 million on some of the UK’s best scientific and clinical research in the South East. We fund ground-breaking work throughout the region, from clinical trials running at nearby hospitals, to our institute in Southampton. Our scientists and doctors in Southampton are recognised internationally for their research into ‘immunotherapy’, a type of treatment that harnesses the power of the body’s own immune system to target cancer. Ground-breaking research is being carried out all over the UK, to help beat cancer sooner.