A Vision Network Comments On Cardiff Shopping Centre Raising Over £14,000 For Marie Curie
A Vision Network Comments On Cardiff Shopping Centre Raising Over £14,000 For Marie Curie.
- (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2012 - Over the past 12 months, staff and shoppers at St David's Dewi Sant in Cardiff have raised a staggering £14,287 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the centre's Charity of the Year. Throughout the year, numerous fundraising events were held in the shopping centre, the highlight of which was the Great Daffodil Appeal, part of Marie Curie's nationwide scheme to get everyone wearing a daffodil in March in support of the charity's nurses. Managing Director of A Vision Network, a sales and marketing company based in Cardiff said, "For one Shopping Centre in Cardiff, raising over £14,000 is amazing, especially in 12 months."
St David's staff competed with other local businesses in a corporate fundraising day on St David's Day to see who could raise the most money for Marie Curie through donations for daffodil pin badges. In addition to fundraising, volunteers from St David's also supported the charity through volunteering at the Penarth Hospice, which provides inpatient day care, outpatient care and community nurse specialist intervention. Volunteers helped out at the hospice's annual garden party and a team of those with green fingers even gave the hospice gardens a makeover, cutting the grass, pruning the trees and by creating a planting area by the entrance of the hospice. "Marie Curie is a wonderful Charity - the work they do, day in and day out to provide support to the patients, relatives and staff is incredible and I know that St Davids fundraising money will go a long way" said the Managing Director of A Vision Network.
Steven Madeley, St David's Centre Director, and Jason Strange, Retailer Liaison Manager, also raised an impressive £2,067 with a 100-mile sponsored bike ride from St Davids in West Wales back to the St David's centre in Cardiff. Steven Madeley, Centre Director of St David's Dewi Sant, said: "The partnership with Marie Curie has been a great way to raise awareness of the charity's fantastic work and get St David's staff involved with volunteering and fundraising - we're incredibly proud to have helped raise this amazing total. We'd particularly like to thank our shoppers for their generosity and enthusiastic support throughout the year." Managing Director of A Vision Network commented saying, "With St David's raising so much, I am very proud they are based in Cardiff, and prouder knowing that I shop there a lot too. Reflecting upon St David's dedication to raise money for Marie Curie, it is something I can see in my company too, here at A Vision Network we pride ourselves in making sure on a daily basis we are delivering outstanding results for our clients."