We were extremely proud to present a cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support this morning for £1336. The money was raised through a sponsored bungee jump as part of fundraising for The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning towards the end of last year.
Cancer charities have always been very close to our heart at rijo42. We feel a particular connection to Macmillan as we have a common interest, coffee! Macmillan’s largest fundraising event is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and as the Nations leading supplier of coffee vending machines, we like to do all we can to help.
We were unable to hold our own coffee morning in 2011 due to the extensive refurbishment of our coffee vending machine showroom. Although we loaned coffee machines, donated coffee beans and raffle prices to many companies holding coffee mornings that year, we still felt the need to raise as much money as possible for 2012.
It was decided that the UK’s tallest bungee jump would be a great way to raise money. Three long-standing members of staff put themselves forward, Vicky Black from our Ingredients Department, Brian Harrison from our Service Team and Amy Marsden from Marketing. They gathered sponsorship from colleagues, customers, suppliers, friends and family prior to the jump. They finally took the plunge from 400ft over the lake in Tatton Park in September 2012. It was a great experience for all three and a fantastic amount of money was raised for Macmillan, which was the main objective. We can’t thank everyone who supported our intrepid trio enough, the money raised will assist Macmillan greatly in the incredible work they do.
We’ve already began making plans for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Along with hosting our own event at rijo42 HQ, we’re also offering free on-site coffee mornings up and down the country. We’ll set up a bean to cup coffee machine at your premises and serve coffee to staff, customers and visitors. In addition, rijo42 will also be running some great promotions for the month of September, all linked to Macmillan.
To book your free Macmillan Coffee Morning or for more information on rijo42 coffee vending machines, please visit call 0800 023 4242 or visit our website www.rijo42.co.uk.