Six months of fundraising by Ordnance Survey staff has generated £10,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
A cheque for £10,000 was presented by Ordnance Survey’s Director General and Chief Executive, Vanessa Lawrence CB this week.
Wendy Savage, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “We are delighted to receive this donation from Ordnance Survey and are so pleased that they have really taken us to their hearts and raised so much money in such a short period of time. This money goes a long way towards raising the funds we need to ensure that we continue to provide a free nursing service for terminally ill people who want to be cared for at home.”
Ordnance Survey staff started the campaign in November 2010 and this payment means the charity has made good progress towards meeting their £74,000 target.
Elaine Owen, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Ordnance Survey added: “Our staff have sold doughnuts, bought and planted daffodil bulbs, swapped clothes, raffled cakes and a range of other activities to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We are proud to be supporting the charity and are pleased that our efforts will make such a difference to their fundraising effort.”