Staff at Zodiac Seats UK chose Cancer Research UK as their charity of the year 2017 and have spent the last year taking parts in events such as cake baking, football tournaments and a 40-mile bike ride from Brecon to Cwmbran.
Zodiac Seats UK designs, certifies and manufactures innovative, personalised products for business class and first class suites for airlines worldwide. Staff from across all three sites in the UK (1,600 employees across Cwmbran, Camberley and Brackley) smashed their initial fundraising target of £20,000 to hit £28,831.
“Pub quizzes and bake sales”
Andrew Graham, chair of the Zodiac Seats UK charity committee based in Cwmbran, said: “We are really proud to have chosen Cancer Research UK as our charity of the year partner and the staff have been very proactive in taking part in the activities we have organised. Our staff have participated in all sorts of different and memorable events, from physical challenges to pub quizzes and bake sales.
“Cancer affects so many people and many friends, loved ones and colleagues have been touched by it. That’s why we have been committed to raising as much money as we can to help beat cancer sooner. On behalf of all the charity committee at Zodiac Seats UK, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Cancer Research UK who have supported our events and endeavours with great enthusiasm.”
“Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer”
Sophie Heath, from Cancer Research UK, said, “Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. With the tremendous help of Zodiac Seats UK staff we’re working to fund research which will help more men, women and children survive.
“It’s fantastic that they have raised such an incredible amount of money for us over the past year and every single penny will go towards our ground-breaking research. Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding so funds raised through supporters like the employees at Zodiac Seats UK is crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who work day and night to fight cancer on all fronts.”