In July last year, we celebrated 20 years in business, and from that milestone, colleagues have embarked on a number of challenges with the aim of raising £20,000 during ‘The Year of Giving Back’ initiative, which is due to be completed in July this year. So far, we’ve successfully raised over 50% of the monetary target.
The funds raised will be shared between our six charity partners: Bury Cancer Support Centre, Bury Hospice, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Fusilier Museum, Bury Christian Fellowship, and Manchester Dogs’ Home. We have worked with these charities for several years, believing strongly in the work they do for the local area. In addition to the partners, we’re also supporting Macmillan and Sam’s Gift – charities that resonate with the CBS team.
At the halfway point, we’ve raised over £10,000 and activities so far has seen CBS colleagues complete the Tough Mudder challenge at Heaton Park, 10K runs around Bury Town Centre and Tatton Park, as well as 160ft bungee jump at Salford Quays in sub-zero temperatures! Still to come is the Dragon Boat Race at Trafford Water Park in May, as well as the three towers challenge involving a 16.3-mile walk, which takes in the landmarks of Peel Tower, Turton Tower and Rivington Pike, and the nine edges walk in the Peak District.
As well as this special year of fundraising, we gift every employee one day per year to participate in volunteering opportunities for charity partners. CBS’ My Make a Difference Day (MMADD) initiative is an important benefit that the business offers to its employees and significantly contributes to the wellbeing of the team. The company is a long-standing advocate for local charities and believes strongly in giving back to the local community.
Head of People & Customers, Elise Broderick says: “We’re thrilled to be in this position at six months point for our Year of Giving Back. It’s a great way to continue the celebrations throughout the anniversary year and to give something back to support the great work of the charity partners and nominated charities. The team spirit during the challenges has been truly amazing and has positively impacted the workplace and our people. I have no doubt it will continue for the upcoming events and look forward to hitting our target fundraising goal.”