Kitchen and bathroom products supplier PJH Group has selected Macmillan Cancer Support to be its charity of the year and says it plans to raise over £10,000 for the organisation over the next 12 months.
PJH also said that it has already made good progress on its pledge, with over £3,000 raised by company-hosted charity events so far.
At the brand’s Macmillan ‘launch’ day, staff organised a range of classic fund-raising events, including bake sales, a tombola, as well as ‘guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘play your cards right’ games.
Elsewhere, the PJH 2023 Football Tournament and Family Day raised both money and morale with a 15-team wide charity tournament. The winning team was from PJH’s Bolton distribution cntre, called the ‘Finest Screwdrivers’, who won the championship for their fourth consecutive year.
Other fund-raising activities have included the annual PJH Fantasy Football League, as well as a ‘smartie tube challenge’ hosted by members of PJH’s Worcester site, which involved filling empty chocolate packaging tubes with coins.
PJH has also promised to match the £10,000 sum, once the collective goal has been reached by its team.
Katy Burns, PJH’s HR business partner, said: “We chose Macmillan as this year’s PJH charity partner, as it is such an amazing organisation that makes a huge difference to the lives of millions of people affected by cancer. Macmillan is funded by voluntary donations, so fundraising is essential to ensure it can deliver vital cancer services, research and campaigns to achieve better cancer care, and support the cancer workforce.”
PJH says it has many more fund-raising activities in the pipeline over the next several months.
Earlier this year, the company revealed its plan to build a new £20 million distribution centre as part of its ongoing growth strategy. The supplier also recently implemented several new features to its online platform, with the intention of making the service easier to use for retailers.