Cambs firms’ �2.3k for kidney research
CAMBRIDGESHIRE businesses have raised �2,350 for Kidney Research UK at a series of events organised by the county’s chambers of commerce.
A comedy night and black-tie dinner, golf day, businesswomen’s Christmas lunch and quiz night all inspired local business people to support the charity’s life-changing work.
John Bridge, chief executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, pictured left, said: “The chamber is proud to be associated with a different local charity each year, and we are privileged to have been in a position to help Kidney Research forge such strong links within the business community over the last 12 months.
“As always the generosity of our members has been truly inspirational, and I hope that we can all continue to support their extraordinary work in the future.”
The charity’s community fundraising manager Georgina McCormack, who accepted the cheque, said: “We have really enjoyed meeting local businesses at some of the events organised by the chamber and are thrilled by the amount raised.
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“It has been really beneficial in terms of raising awareness of what we do, and already a couple of companies have come on board to offer us support in the future – one lady has even signed up to complete a sponsored trek in Peru after reading about it in the chamber magazine.”
Pete Revell from the charity, seen on the right, added: “This year is an exciting one for us, as it represents our 50th anniversary of funding life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.”
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