Fundraising campaign launched for cancer charities
Following Ancon’s fantastic effort last year in raising £25,000 to sponsor a child’s room in the Sheffield Children’s Hospital redevelopment, the company is now focusing its fundraising efforts on two cancer charities and a special needs school.
Cavendish Cancer Care supports local people who are living with cancer. They give cancer patients and their families the chance to talk in confidence and offer complementary therapies to support their recovery. This Sheffield charity has been helping people across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire since 1991.
Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services, completely free-of-charge, to patients and their families across North East Wales.
Ysgol Pen Coch is a local authority day special school located in Flint, which caters for children and young people who have profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Ancon has been raising funds in a number of ways through charity collection tins at all sites, DVD sales, themed raffles, cake sales and weekly competitions.
Here are some of our fundraising activities so far....
Open the box
A weekly game where employees buy tickets for a chance to pick from a set of keys to open a mysterious box containing a cash prize.
Easter Cake Bake Sale
The Easter themed cake sale was an opportunity for the Ancon staff to show off their culinary talents.
Ancon Summer BBQ
On Friday 17th July Ancon had a summer barbecue inviting Ancon employees and their families to enjoy food, drink, music, face painting and a 56 ft assault course. To raise funds a raffle was held to win a barbecue, toolbox and a cash prize.
Tough Mudder 2015
Three Ancon employees took part in ‘Tough Mudder’ in August, a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. A fantastic £373 was raised.
Halloween Bake Sale
The Ancon employees cooked up a feast of ghoulish treats for our chosen charities.
As we all change the way we are working, Ancon has extended its technical services offering to include ‘on demand’ webinars enabling those of you practicing social distancing, while working at home or back in the office, to keep on top of your professional development.
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 is the globally celebrated International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Ancon will be honouring its female engineers by getting to know some of them a little better and sharing their experiences with you.