Fundraising for our corporate Charity partner, Maggie’s Centres, got a shot in the arm last weekend.
Lee, our store maintenance manager, raised over £1,500 for Maggie’s Centres. Of course – he did his fundraiser in a style all his own. Lee organised a 24hr Darts Marathon in his local pub, The Hooton Arms in Eastham Village on the Wirral.
Together with his friend Bruce, the pair kicked off the mammoth attempt at 7pm on Thursday 4th May with the aim of raising as much as they could for Maggie’s and MacMillan Cancer Support.
The pair weren’t on their own – throughout the day locals, friends and Kangaroo colleagues popped in to see how they were doing. Many brought food and of course a few pints were bought too. Some even challenged them to a game of darts as well!
Lee said; “It was a great event and although there were spells when I really did wonder why I was doing it – I was kept on my feet by the very many people that came by to wish us well. It was such a boost to see people when they came in – 24hours never felt so long.
“The Hooton Arms and their customers were amazing and really looked after us – with drinks and plenty of pub grub as well as a few games of darts too. Everyone was so generous. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/thehooteastham.”
And, in order to support the fundraising effort a little more - there was a charity raffle too organised by Kangaroo’s Operations Manager, Steph. There was a wide range of prizes on offer from chocolates and celebratory drinks to meal vouchers and experience tickets – and it’s a big thank you to all those that supported the cause:
The Hooton Arms
Blue Planet www.blueplanetaquarium.com/
Experience Days www.experiencedays.co.uk/
Ruan Orchid www.ruanorchid.com/
The Village Hotel www.village-hotels.co.uk/wirral
Chimneys Restaurant www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/north-west/thechimneyshooton
Kage Golf www.kagegolfsimulators.co.uk
Abstract Nails www.abstractnailsandbeauty.co.uk/
Liverpool FC www.liverpoolfc.com/
Together Lee and Bruce raised nearly £3000 for the two charities. And, this coming weekend, there will be a further raffle at The Hooton Arms which will top up the funds still further. The two charities are very close to the hearts of both Lee and Bruce with friends and work colleagues both benefitting from the services of the charities.
The Kangaroo team has more fundraising events planned for the year, many of which will benefit Maggie’s Centres. Next month members of head office will be taking part in Edinburgh’s Race For Life and back on the Wirral, the team will be doing The Coastal Walk.