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Kohler Mira raises £92,000 for Cancer Research
Published:  07 April, 2017

Kohler Mira has smashed its fundraising target for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which has resulted in a total of £92,000 handed over to the charity.

Every year, Kohler Mira associates choose a charity to support and with several colleagues having been closely touched by the disease recently, CRUK was elected for 2016-17.

Sarah Sadler, finance director at Kohler Mira, said: “Everyone has made a huge effort with all types of events being held and we’re incredibly proud to have raised so much money for a great cause, especially given how some of our colleagues have been affected by the disease.”

Fundraising events ranged from sponsored triathlons to bring-and-buy cake sales. One highlight this year was the outstanding results seen in Stand Up to Cancer Month (SU2C) last October. A host of activities took place, including a cycle challenge, an Indian food day, a bake off, toilet roll wrap and many more – all of which culminated in a single month’s donations of £12,000.

James Rogers, fundraising manager at CRUK, puts it, “The £12,000 raised from SU2C is enough to buy a time-saving device that can count 10,000 cells in just 15 seconds, helping scientists to find the most effective ways to kill cancer sooner. Imagine the time it would take scientists to accurately count the number of microscopic cells in a tube – 10 years ago it might not have even been possible. Simple time-saving devices like this greatly increase the time that can be spent on life-saving research.”

CRUK supports patients and their families affected by cancer, while backing research into beating the disease. In the past 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled – with there now being a 50% survival rate, depending on form. The campaigns stated aim is to lift that to 75% by 2034.

Kohler Mira has smashed its fundraising target for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which has resulted in a total of £92,000 handed over to the charity.

Every year, Kohler Mira associates choose a charity to support and with several colleagues having been closely touched by the disease recently, CRUK was elected for 2016-17.

Sarah Sadler, finance director at Kohler Mira, said: “Everyone has made a huge effort with all types of events being held and we’re incredibly proud to have raised so much money for a great cause, especially given how some of our colleagues have been affected by the disease.”

Fundraising events ranged from sponsored triathlons to bring-and-buy cake sales. One highlight this year was the outstanding results seen in Stand Up to Cancer Month (SU2C) last October. A host of activities took place, including a cycle challenge, an Indian food day, a bake off, toilet roll wrap and many more – all of which culminated in a single month’s donations of £12,000.

James Rogers, fundraising manager at CRUK, puts it, “The £12,000 raised from SU2C is enough to buy a time-saving device that can count 10,000 cells in just 15 seconds, helping scientists to find the most effective ways to kill cancer sooner. Imagine the time it would take scientists to accurately count the number of microscopic cells in a tube – 10 years ago it might not have even been possible. Simple time-saving devices like this greatly increase the time that can be spent on life-saving research.”

CRUK supports patients and their families affected by cancer, while backing research into beating the disease. In the past 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled – with there now being a 50% survival rate, depending on form. The campaigns stated aim is to lift that to 75% by 2034.