Briggs Equipment’s charity partnership with Young Lives vs Cancer during 2022, has led to a remarkable £102,283 being raised to help children and young people facing cancer.
Briggs people took part in a wide range of fundraising activities and challenges including cakes sales, car washes, abseiling and marathons over the past year to raise vital funds for the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
There are too many events to mention in one article, but we’ve picked out a few of the highlights below!
August saw our Short Term Hire team think outside the box and organise a creative ‘Guess How Many Beach Balls’ competition, featuring one of our Young Lives vs Cancer branded JCB machines. This brilliant idea raised £840 – with one eagle eyed winner guessing correctly that there were 71 beach balls inside.
Briggs Rolling Thunder helped to raise £12,000 for the charity. The fundraising event saw 40 riders from Briggs Equipment Group take to the road on motorbikes to raise money and awareness. Two teams completed 10,000 miles in one day, passing the Manchester and Oxford Young Lives vs Cancer ‘Home from Homes’ centres on the way.
A wonderful year of fundraising went one step further when Talent and Resourcing Advisor, Jake Aston, went trekking around the Alps for three days, taking in the sights of, Italy, Switzerland and France whilst raising more than £4,100.
Esther Speck from Briggs Equipment’s Charity Team, commented:
“I can’t thank my colleagues at Briggs Equipment enough for their time, efforts, and creative fundraising ideas this year. So many people have gone above and beyond in their commitment and generosity to raise an unbelievable amount of money for Young Lives vs Cancer.
“A huge well done and thank you to all those who got involved and made 2022 an unforgettable year.”
Libby Welch, Partnership and Development Lead for Young Lives vs Cancer, commented:
“I just want to say a huge thank you to Briggs for their incredible support throughout 2022, from the moment we launched the partnership we knew Briggs Equipment’s people had a real commitment to raising vital funds and awareness for Young Lives vs Cancer.
“The amount that you have collectively raised has helped us support hundreds of children and young people with cancer and their families across the UK.”
Sam Hughes-Smith, Partnership Fundraiser at Young Lives vs Cancer added:
“In January we set out to do great things together, we asked Briggs to put fun into fundraising and they all delivered. They smashed their target, and their fundraising is helping us to provide social workers, home from home stays, and grants to the families who need our support following a cancer diagnosis.
“The tenacity and willingness of Briggs people to do whatever was needed to raise money has been outstanding, they’ve all done a wonderful job this year and we cannot thank you enough.”