GLOW FOR GOLD
Posted: 29th September 2020
On Wednesday 16th September Mploy took part in Glow for Gold.
Glow for Gold Is an international event organised to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. Every year Childhood Cancer Charities ask buildings, business and monuments across England to Glow Gold for the month of September. The aim of this campaign is to raise much needed awareness into Childhood Cancer and The Early Signs & Symptoms. Did you know, for example, that last year Cancer Research UK channelled less than 2p from every pound into research specifically for Childhood Cancer? As we couldn’t light up our buildings, we decided to light up the staff!
Mploy Staffing Solutions have teamed up with a local charity called The Isabel Baker Foundation to help raise awareness and to donate money! The Isabel Baker Foundation are the only UK charity that financially supports bereaved parents of children with cancer. This could be for funeral costs or to allow them a little more time off work to grieve. They also support families of children on treatment and donate money for research.
Not only have we worn Gold for the day but our Office People Bournemouth Branch Director, Dave Whiteman, have also involved his son’s Under 9’s Football team. Here is what the Phoenix Youth FC U9’s Team have to say:
“Throughout September Phoenix Youth FC U9’s Sponsor Mploy Staffing Solutions are supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by raising money for The Isabel Baker Foundation.
One of our own U9 players, Jacob, was diagnosed in 2015 with a Wilms Tumour (Stage 2 Kidney Cancer). Jacob went through a 9-hour surgery to remove his kidney and spent almost a year in hospital after adverse reactions to Chemotherapy.
Now in remission Jacob is a regular in the U9’s team and a no nonsense defender, affectionately known as Hatchet by his Coaches and Teammates.
Phoenix Youth FC will be supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by collecting donations throughout the remainder of our games in September.”
We will be happy to hand over our donations of £127 to Vicky Turner The Isabel Baker Foundation charity founder at the end of September.