Staff from all 14 of CKD Galbraith's offices across Scotland took part in Pink Friday' events and managed to raise a very impressive 11,000 to help those affected by breast cancer.
According to Breast Cancer Care, every year in the UK, nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, being Britain's most common cancer with around a third of all new cancer cases diagnosed in women in the UK being breast cancer.
Donna Smith, who accepted the cheque on behalf of Breast Cancer Care, expressed her gratitude saying "CKD Galbraith has raised a tremendous amount of money which will go a long way towards supporting the work of Breast Cancer Care and helping those affected by breast cancer to receive the best of treatment, information and support."
CKD Galbraith's fundraising efforts included male employees sporting pink nails in Castle Douglas while their colleagues in Edinburgh had their legs waxed; a silent auction with staff donning cow onesies and collecting money at the Stirling Bull Sales while CKD Galbraith's Chief Executive had pink hair for the day! The Aberdeen office decided to celebrate the day in style by holding an office party, serving pink cupcakes and champagne. Yvonne Laing, from CKD Galbraith's Aberdeen office, said: "Pink Friday was a great success, we kitted the office out in pink for the party and everyone wore a pink outfit for the day some more willingly than others!" But it was the Elgin office, in North East Scotland, that championed the inter-office competition with staff braving the winter elements to participate in the Lossiemouth beach clean which raised over 3200.
Sally-Anne Cairns, of CKD Galbraith's Inverness office who coordinated the company-wide Pink Friday' events, said: "The staff from Inverness came up with a number of really creative ideas to help raise funds on Pink Friday'. Several people took part in the Baxters River Ness 10K race, we held coffee mornings, book and DVD sales and a Staff guess the baby!' competition.
"We all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the different events. Initially we hoped to raise an ambitious total of 10,000 across the whole firm, so we were ecstatic when we surpassed this and reached 11,000!
"The motivation behind this fundraising event was very personal to a number of CKD Galbraith staff, having been directly affected by breast cancer. We felt it was very important to do something to support our colleagues and others fighting cancer."
Gillian Hamilton, Area Fundraising Manager for Breast Cancer Care Scotland added: "Every year, 4,500 people across Scotland are diagnosed with breast cancer. We want to be there for each and every one of them but cannot do this without the support and fantastic fundraising efforts of companies like CKD Galbraith. All of the offices took part to organise an absolutely brilliant series of Pink Friday events. We're incredibly grateful to all the staff for their hard work and generosity. Thank you!"