Arco raises over £175,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Following a week-long programme of fundraising activities to support Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, Hull-based safety specialist Arco, raised over £11,192 for Macmillan Cancer Support, lifting the total amount Arco has raised to £179,505 in the 14 years the company has supported the coffee morning initiative.

This year’s fundraising kicked off with a visit from Becky Read, the Regional Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, to provide an overview of the work Macmillan does and how the money is spent.

Arco employees from across its numerous office sites and retail stores decorated workspaces and undertook a variety of fundraising activities such as: department coffee mornings with coffee and cake, playing fun interactive games, undertaking fitness classes and competing in pool tournaments.

The cake decorating challenge, saw contestants having just 10-minutes to create their best safety themed cupcake design before being judged by Pipe & Glass Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie.

To conclude the week, Arco held a company-wide ‘Wear it Green Day’ and ran its famous raffle. With huge company engagement and ticket sales, Arco is delighted with the continued support from its suppliers who always support the raffle by generously donating a variety of highly desirable prizes.

Coordinating the busy week of activities, Karen Narey, Campaign Manager for Arco said,

“We have supported Macmillan for the past 14 years and our colleagues across the country always get involved to raise money for this excellent cause. This year’s total of £11,192 is a real collective effort and I would like to thank everyone at Arco for getting involved.”

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