CORGI HOMEPLAN TURNS CINEMA TREATS INTO CHARITY CASH

It was a case of lights, camera… donation as big-hearted staff at CORGI Homeplan raised hundreds for charity by going to see their favourite films.

Workers at HQ in Dunfermline, Scotland, snapped up cheap cinema tickets, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research, and raised £255 in the process, turning a night out at the local multiplex into something altogether more meaningful.

The idea to fundraise came from the staff themselves, when they were asked for their views on improvements in the workplace. The suggestions board in the staff kitchen was also the way that the nominated charity was selected to receive the donation.

A party from CORGI HomePlan, made up of Robbie Craig and Ciara Wilson, handed over the cheque at Cancer Research’s charity shop in Dunfermline

This will be the first of many more charity fundraisers at CORGI HomePlan, with staff choosing the activity and the beneficiary themselves each time.

Peter Southcott, Managing Director of CORGI HomePlan, says: “Our staff are the best – they are a big-hearted lot and collectively wanted to do more for charity.

“Giving them the chance to see a film in return for making a charity donation seemed a nice win/win and proved extremely popular.

“We then let the employees choose where the money raised went as this was something they had been in control of from the beginning. It’s been so popular we will definitely be doing more of these fundraising initiatives.”

Jean, Manager of the Dunfermline Cancer Research UK store, adds: “Every bit of support we receive brings scientists closer to finding a cure for cancer. We are extremely grateful to the staff at CORGI HomePlan for their efforts.”