Sara from Cancer Research UK was pretty pleased with our efforts ... " Wow, it's incredible. Just think what this amount of money can achieve in terms of our research into both the prevention and cure of Cancer that wasn't possible before and how many lives it will benefit. Well done, it's just brilliant." 28Sage CSR Report 08 - Community Play video Proud supporters of Cancer Research UK Each year we ask our people who they'd like us to adopt as our Annual Charity and for the second year running ( actually now the third for 2009 too), they asked us to support Cancer Research UK. With around 1 in 3 people in the UK affected by cancer, we're proud to be associated with them and the fantastic work they do. A team of our people kicked off events by battling the elements during the Three Peaks Challenge ( climbing Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours), raising £ 3,000 for their efforts. We finished off with a team of 27 who raised £ 7,000 by doing the Coast to Coast ( cycling from Cumbria to Tynemouth). In between, we held an Annual Charity Day across all of our sites, and by doing everything from selling cakes, to playing email bingo, raised almost £ 50,000. We couldn't thank everyone involved enough for contributing to our support of Cancer Research UK and hope we can do even more for them in the future. We also want to make use of their expertise and support networks for everyone too, because it's not just about the money - we do love a good partnership.
735 man hours 3037 calls 40 on- the- spot prizes 32 pizzas for £ 88,160 in donations This year 105 of our people gave up their Friday night and volunteered to support Comic Relief. They manned our phone lines and took pledges for the charity, as part of the BBCs Sport Relief . Sage CSR Report 08 - Community29 £ 30 x 364 £ 30 is approximately how much money Cancer Research UK can make from one small bag of unneeded items. We raided our cupboards and donated 364 bags worth. They could make over £ 10,000 to go towards the next big breakthrough in medical research, ( or even the tiniest piece of advice) to help the millions of people affected by cancer each year.