Business helps cancer charity with £2,000 donation

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Milngavie-based generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has raised more than £2,000 for cancer charity, ‘Wear it Pink’ during the course of its month long campaign which culminated last Friday.

DTG’s finance assistant, Sandra Kennedy, led the initiative on behalf of the company, and organised a bake sales, weekly raffle, and of course encouraging the team to wear pink!

Sandra said: “Cancer is something that has touched most of our lives through a family member or close friend. Our whole staff team wholeheartedly embraced this campaign and we are delighted to be able to contribute to the wear it pink cause. We hope the money raised can help to make a difference.”

The team contributed in various ways from completing Tough Mudder and a 10k run earlier in the year, to weekly raffles, giving up a day’s holiday and Christmas card donations.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations took part.

Every year, Wear it Pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by asking people to wear something pink and donate whatever they can. The money raised is used to fund world-class research, by the brightest scientific minds, across the UK and Ireland. Wear it Pink actively encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing, and helps scientists and clinicians kick-start innovation. Together, they’re working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives.