Croydon based distributer, DMC Business Machines has beaten its charity fundraising target, for the second consecutive quarter, raising over £7,000 for Starlight Children's Foundation.
The business is aiming to raise £10,000 this financial year through staff fundraising activities and 25p donations for every planitgreen toner sold. This £10,000 will be added to the £23,000 that has already been raised in previous years. The company's employees have been actively involved, giving up their spare time to raise funds through a variety of activities from hiking, running and swimming to charity car boot sales and cake bakes.
Toby Pedder, CSR Coordinator at DMC said, "we have just reached the half way mark in our yearlong initiative and are extremely proud to announce that we have hit and excelled our 6-month target. With this said, we do not want to lose momentum and we will be looking to continue our fundraising with an aim of beating our £10,000 target by as much as possible.
"We would like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all that have participated, donated and supported our initiative so far and would encourage anyone who wishes to be involved to get in touch with our CSR team."
Starlight Children's Foundation grants once in a life time wishes and entertainment for seriously and terminally ill children within the UK. Since March, DMC's Starlight Superstar fundraisers and sponsors have raised enough money to fund 25 Distraction Boxes, 167 places at Starlight Parties within UK hospitals and hospices and 160 places and counting at Starlight Christmas Pantomimes.
Supporters can make donations to Starlight Children's Foundation via the planitgreen team's Virgin Money Giving account at www.virginmoneygiving.co.uk/team/planitgreen