Staff at independent merchant buying group NMBS have taken part in a Summer Fun Day to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.
On Friday 10th July, NMBS turned the car park at its Leicester head offices into a scene more reminiscent of a traditional village fair.
Staff were able to take part in a range of games and competitions including Giant Jenga, Hook-a-Duck and a Tombola.
With the NMBS team encouraged to don summer themed fancy dress for the day, there was also a best dressed competition as well a stand selling the results of a Great NMBS Bake Off competition.
One of the most popular activities proved to be the opportunity to give colleagues a light-hearted soaking with the help of some wet sponges and impromptu stocks.
In total, members of the NMBS team raised £500 for Brain Tumour Research.
Brain Tumour Research was chosen as the recipient of all funds raised on the day because a number of NMBS team members have had friends or relatives affected by the disease.
Brain tumour research also continues to receive just 1% of the national spend on cancer research despite the fact that brain tumours kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer type.
Chris Hayward, managing director at NMBS, said: “As a socially responsible business, NMBS already supports a number of industry charities including The Rainy Day Trust and CRASH. The Summer Fun Day enabled us to expand on that and to support a charity with an important personal connection to our team.”
Carol Robertson, head of community fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, added: “We are very grateful to NMBS for choosing to support us with their Summer Fun Day.
“The business’ donation will be used as part of on-going efforts to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres and to help raise awareness, particularly amongst the Government and larger cancer charities, of the need to invest more into brain tumour research.”