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Selco Fundraising Receives Special Commendation In Awards

Selco Cancer Research cheque

Selco Builders Warehouse has been recognised for its fundraising achievements after the leading builders merchant donated more than £400,000 to charity over the last two years.

Cancer Research UK has awarded Selco a Special Commendation for its Corporate Fundraising Team of the Year category.

It is the second time Selco has received the accolade which forms part of Cancer Research UK’s annual Flame of Hope awards, which celebrate the achievements of the charity’s most inspiring and outstanding fundraisers and volunteers.

Selco’s customers, colleagues and suppliers have joined forces to play their part in helping beat cancer through a series of fundraising events over the past two years.

These have included walking, abseiling, cycling and running challenges, golf days and special themed events at Selco’s 75 UK branches.

Alison Wong, head of communications and sustainability at Selco, said: “It’s been an incredible two years of fundraising for Cancer Research UK and we are thrilled to have raised more than £400,000. 

“Having Cancer Research UK as our nominated charity truly resonates with everyone connected with Selco and the engagement we have seen around fundraising activity has been exceptional. 

“We are continuing our support for this fantastic charity into 2024 and we looking forward to raising more vital funds to make a real difference to the research it carries out.”

Money raised helps Cancer Research UK analyse potential prevention and treatment of cancer through the work of over 4,000 doctors, nurses and scientists. 

Jayme Shepherd, relationship manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “The support Selco have provided the charity has been first-class and the team is fully deserving of recognition in our Flame of Hope Awards. 

“Throughout Selco, there is a genuine commitment and enthusiasm for fundraising and that is illustrated by the fact that the company has raised a phenomenal amount of money over the last two years. 

“Our progress as a charity relies on the incredible dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters like Selco – without whom we would not be able to fund our life-saving work.” 

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 75 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible. 

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver and Click & Collect services and a new app - as well as a ‘Dial & Deliver’ telephone service - to make life as convenient as possible for tradespeople. 

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Source : Selco

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15 March 2024

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