rijo42 Help Raise £32k for Macmillan Cancer Support
Here at rijo42, we always try and make sure that we practice what we preach. When we introduce new products and suppliers, they need to follow our environmental and Fairtrade practices, and in 2005, we set up Rijo Promises, our own registered charity, to help us give something back to our own UK community. Although our original aim was to raise £20,000 for Breast Cancer Care, we were humbled by the enthusiasm and support of our customers and our charity has gone from strength to stregth, to date raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for local and national charities.
One charity event we’ve always been especially delighted to support is Macmillan Cancer’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Although we’re proud supporters of many cancer charities, how could we fail to support an event that encourages people to drink more of our favourite drink, coffee? The Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where businesses and individuals right across the UK hold a coffee morning and raise money in different ways for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up to hold a coffee morning, raising a record £20 million. The figures for 2014 are still coming in, but with the total already standing at around £14 million the event has been another huge success. Together with our customers, we were delighted to raise £32,155.36 towards the total.
This year, we helped sixty of our wonderful customers with their coffee mornings by donating free coffee beans to help raise funds. We also loaned one of our Brasil commercial coffee machines to Bradford City Football Club for the day, so that staff and visitors could enjoy delicious fresh coffee while helping to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.
At Rijo42, we’re proud to supply a range of top quality coffee beans for all home and commerical use, and a percentage of the sale price of our Rijo42 house blends goes back to Rijo Promises. We also supply all you need for your coffee business, cafe, restaurant or reception area, including commercial coffee machines, home coffee machines and accessories – just visit www.rijo42.co.uk to find out more.