Linc Cymru Housing Association (Linc) has completed a busy 12-months of fundraising that has resulted in a donation of £7,000 to its annual adopted charity, Velindre Cancer Centre.
Linc’s Social Committee planned and organised various fun activities to inspire staff throughout the year and help the organisation to beats its own sponsorship record. Charity events included a “Gung-Ho” inflatable assault course and a “Man Vs Horse” challenge. Linc staff also joined BBC star Derek Brockway on his “Walking with the Weatherman” challenge, held sponsored dress-down days, raffles, tea and coffee mornings and a series of popular bake sales.
Linc’s tenants and residents also got in to the fundraising spirit by raising money for the appeal, with the total raised during the year being match-funded by Linc’s Directors.
Velindre was selected as Linc’s official 2016 charity after a staff vote, however, the centre also has special significance for many in the organisation. Linc Homes Executive Director, Nicola Smith, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and received care and treatment at Velindre.
“I am really proud of everyone involved at Linc who have tirelessly raised so much money for Velindre Cancer Centre,” said Nicola. “I would like to express my enormous appreciation and thanks to everyone's generosity! As someone who has experienced the services they provide, I can safely say that Velindre will put this to good use and continue to provide care, hope and treatment for all those affected by this challenging disease, Cancer."
Jacinta Abraham, Consultant at Velindre commented: 'We are delighted that Linc chose us to be its charity of choice. This significant amount of money raised will be used to directly fund research projects which will help us to improve our understanding of cancer. I have personally had the privilege of treating Nicola, who has inspired me with her remarkably positive attitude and enthusiasm. A huge thank you to her and the team at Linc.'
Christopher Rees, Co-Chair of the Linc Social Committee added: “We always enjoy organising activities and events to raise money for our chosen charity and it’s wonderful that our efforts are generously supported and match funded by Linc’s Directors. We are delighted at people’s enthusiasm and generosity in giving to such a worthy cause. Well done and thank you to all that helped us reach such a remarkable amount.”