AF Blakemore’s 100th anniversary Charity Birthday Party has raises £86K for good causes

Over the past month Blakemore staff across England and Wales have hosted more than 300 celebratory events at stores and depots across the company’s trading area, raising trens of thousands of pounds for good causes.

These included fancy-dress days, barbecues, cake sales, raffles, fair stalls, sports games, sponsored bike rides, karaoke and car washes.

Good causes supported included local charities such as Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton and bereavement support charity 2 Wish Upon a Star in South Wales, and national charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Make a Wish Foundation to name but a few.

Blakemore Retail colleagues fundraised for Blakemore Retail’s charity partner, the NSPCC.

AF Blakemore’s charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation, donated funds towards refreshments and entertainment.

AF Blakemore Group Board Director Caoire Blakemore commented: “Thank you to every single one of you that made the celebration a huge success.

“Our Charity Birthday Party was one of the biggest events in the company’s 100-year history and a great occasion for colleagues to get together with customers, suppliers, friends and family and have a bit of fun!”

In celebration of the company’s anniversary, the company also hosted a number of competitions, including a ‘Blakemore Bake Off’, an inter-depot lorry pull and a virtual balloon race.

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