Facilities management company, Vertas has once again joined forces with Cancer Research UK, to make an even bigger impact to communities and contribute to life-saving funds. Vertas colleagues have been donating unwanted clothing in the lead-up to Christmas to help their charity partner of five years, Cancer Research UK.
Vertas’ donation station encourages colleagues to drop off unused clothing when they are working in head office and so far, colleagues’ generosity has been outstanding.
Since introducing the donation point in September, colleagues have donated 21 bags of clothing to Cancer Research UK. Every bag of donated items could raise up to £31 – money that’s desperately needed to fund crucial research.
Debbie Adams, Relationship Manager at Cancer Research UK comments, “Vertas have done such an amazing job collecting donations for our shops in such a short space of time! The donation station in Beacon House was only installed in September and it is fantastic that so much has been donated already! Our shop network relies on generous donations such as this to raise vital funds for our research. Vertas are such loyal partners of Cancer Research UK and we are thrilled they have continued to support for us for the last 5 years, helping us beat cancer sooner.
“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our corporate supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our research.”
Vertas is on a mission to be net-zero by 2030 and as part of their Making the Difference Sustainably Strategy they are working hard to raise awareness of environmental issues among colleagues. Introducing a donation station in partnership with Cancer Research UK is just one of the ways Vertas is inspiring and encouraging colleagues to make ethical choices.
Ian Surtees MBA FIoD, Group Chief Executive Officer comments, “It is fantastic that our partnership with Cancer Research UK is more about fundraising, our clothing donation point will play an integral part in helping the environment too. It is estimated that £140m worth of clothing is sent to UK landfill each year, and by our colleagues playing their part, we’re making the difference for everyone.”