Hungerford-based standby power specialist UPS Systems today announces that it has awarded £1,200 to its local branch of Cancer Research UK.
The donation follows a year of hard work and fundraising by UPS Systems staff and their families. Since nominating the charity as their good cause for 2009, they have run half-marathons, made no-smoking pledges, taken part in raffles and jeans-to-work days, and given generously at collection points around their offices.
“We are delighted to receive the cheque from UPS Systems and would like to thank them for supporting our charity over the last year,” said Susan Mayes, Treasurer of the Hungerford Friends of Cancer Research UK. “The work that the charity undertakes is so important and we are grateful for all donations as they bring us one step closer to helping us achieve our goal of beating cancer.”
Damian Brooks, Charity Coordinator, UPS Systems, commented, “As an organisation we actively look for ways to support our local community. We are pleased to be able to support our local branch of such an important charity.”
Karen Sperrey, Operations Director, UPS Systems, said, “It is always a shock when you realise how many people that you meet every day have been affected either directly or indirectly by cancer, so it is wonderful that we can help by contributing to Cancer Research UK. Our staff have worked really hard and should be very proud of the final amount they have managed to raise.”