Milngavie-based generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has raised £2,055 for cancer charity, ‘Wear it Pink’ during the course of its month long campaign which culminated in the company’s own Pink Day.
DTG’s Finance Assistant, Sandra Kennedy, led the initiative on behalf of the company, organising bake sales, weekly raffles, and of course encouraging the team to wear pink!
Sandra said: “We have exceeded last years’ fundraising total thanks to all of our bakers, raffle prize donors and staff who have continued to donate generously. Cancer is something that has touched many of us through a family member or close friend, and we hope that the money raised by us can help to make a difference through the Wear it Pink campaign.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aims to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Every year, Wear it Pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by asking people to wear something pink and donate whatever they can. The money raised is used to fund world-class research, by the brightest scientific minds, across the UK and Ireland. Wear it Pink actively encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing, and helps scientists and clinicians kick-start innovation. Together, they’re working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives.