A Good Start to Ribble’s Fundraising in 2021
Over the course of 2020, we donated over £25,000 to a variety of charities close to our community and employees’ hearts. And in December, we ended the year on a high by fundraising over £2000 for Alzheimer’s Society by collectively running, walking and cycling over 1823 miles collectively over two weeks.
At the beginning of this year we asked our employees which charities they wanted us to focus our donations and fundraising efforts towards in 2021. We received lots of feedback and suggestions of some wonderful charities, and so far we have donated £26,200 to 18 of those charities.
In the past two weeks the team at Ribble have been busy taking part in the Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society and a Virtual Race Night for Macmillan Cancer Support. Both events were a success and great fun, raising £370 and £345 respectively.
We have many more fundraising events planned for the rest year and we can’t wait to help raise more money and awareness for some fantastic charities.
During the last two weeks of November, our team here at Ribble embarked on a huge challenge, all with the aim of raising as much money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society as possible.
What was the Challenge?
To collectively run, walk or cycle a minimum of 1,019 miles, the distance from Oldham to Panotec (our Italian partners), over the course of two weeks.
What do Alzheimer’s Society do?
Alzheimer’s Society are the UK’s leading care and research dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today. It is a cause which is close to many of our employee’s hearts and we are proud to do our bit to help them in their important work.
How did we get on?
After two weeks of braving the bitter cold Northern weather, Team Ribble managed to collectively run, walk and cycle over 1,823 miles (804 more miles than the original target) and raise a whopping £1,020. Prior to the Challenge starting, Ribble Packaging pledged it would match whatever its employees managed to raise. Therefore, the grand total of money raised for Alzheimer’s Society was… £2,040!
We would like to give a huge pat on the back to everyone who took part in the challenge and thank anyone who has generously donated.