Raising money for charity and helping those less fortunate than ourselves is an important thing, and you hear numerous stories of construction firms and trades people climbing mountains or running marathons to raise money for charity. Now building firm MKM have announced that they have raised over Â£8000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Builders Merchant Journal are reporting that the independent supplier of building materials, who have several stores over the UK, but mostly in the North of England, have raised thousands of pounds for charity by selling World Cup flags for a Â£2 donation in its 36 branches. MKM also held numerous in-store fundraising events.
This is a great thing for MKM to do and help people fight cancer, and Lindsay Kay, from Cancer Research UK says: â€œWe are extremely grateful to everyone at MKM for their fantastic fundraising effort. By using the excitement around the 2010 World Cup to remember one of footballâ€™s heroes, Bobby Moore, who sadly died of bowel cancer, they successfully encouraged both staff and customers to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.â€
MKMâ€™s Chief Executive, David Kilburn echoes Lindsayâ€™s comments, saying: â€œWe want to extend our thanks to all of the MKM employees and customers who helped to make our latest fundraising initiative a great success. We are delighted to have raised such a significant amount for the Bobby Moore Fund â€“ the response from our customers was fantastic!â€
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in remembrance of Bobby Moore, the former West Ham and England defender that was the captain when England lifted the World Cup in 1966. He succumbed to bowel cancer and died in 1993.