Now that it's January, we've been crunching the numbers and reflecting on our fundraising activities in 2022. It was a busy year with plenty of highlights. As many of you know, our chosen charities were the Cardiothoracic Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital and MND Association, two worthy charities very close to our hearts.
All in all, we handed over £6k split between the two charities, going a little way towards helping them to continue their vital work.
Taking the step count to a whole new level
Across the year, we ran events and fundraisers to put money in the coffers of our chosen charities and the staff response has been better than ever.
Of course, there have been paid dress-down days, raffles, and sponsorships and we'd just like to say thank you to everyone who put their hands in their pockets and contributed to our yearlong charity drive.
For many Gorvins staff, it didn't stop there. Many signed themselves up for all manner of physical feats of strength, all in the name of charity. A team of our most intrepid staff clubbed together to collectively walk, run and jump 10,000km in 2022. That's to New York and back!
Hitting our target in December, the serious steppage helped us get vital funds to our chosen charities.
And it didn't stop there.
Our team of keen walkers took on the Yorkshire three peak challenge in early Autumn, conquering Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in just under 11 hours. An incredible achievement and a credit to everyone involved.
Looking ahead to 2023
As we leave 2022 behind, we're now looking to the year ahead and setting our sights on a new charity drive.
Prevent Breast Cancer will be one of our chosen charities for 2023. They have a very important ongoing project to raise funds for local breast imaging and training facilities to tackle the local shortage of equipment and radiologists. We're looking forward to helping them achieve their goals and will be pulling out all the stops to contribute to this vital cause.
We'll also be selecting a second charity after a vote by our staff. Watch this space for an announcement soon!