The Cambridge raise nearly £2,000 for Wood Green The Animals Charity

22 August 2019 • Community

This week, The Cambridge met with staff and volunteers at Wood Green as they presented a cheque for nearly £2,000 to the animal’s charity. The donation follows the work the team at The Cambridge have been doing to raise money for the charity by completing a series of fundraising events throughout the period of May to July.

The dedicated fundraising team at The Cambridge worked closely with Wood Green throughout the partnership to deliver a calendar of fundraising activities which included charity auctions, bake sales, car washes and even a wing walk on a biplane.

Wallis Butterfield, Product Specialist at The Cambridge and part of the fundraising team said, “It’s been brilliant working with Wood Green over the past three months and we’ve certainly done a variety of activities to raise funds! The dedication that the charity has towards rehoming pets is definitely a cause that everyone at The Cambridge were excited to be a part of. Our Compliance Monitoring Officer, Kelly, demonstrated the hard work that our team put in by taking to the skies on a wing walk…literally going above and beyond! We’re also delighted to have been able to support the Wood Green retail teams out in their charity shops across Cambridgeshire.”

Katja Jones, Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager at Wood Green received the cheque for £1,927.80 on behalf of the animals charity and went on to describe how important the support from The Cambridge has been.

Katja said,

“The team at The Cambridge have worked tirelessly to raise vital funds for the pets in our care and through their marvellous efforts have raised close to an amazing £2,000. We are thrilled to have had an amazing 53 team members from The Cambridge dedicate 50 days volunteering during the three-month partnership. This is the most amount of retail volunteers placed into our stores via a corporate partnership that we’ve had in such a short space of time. Another fantastic outcome of the community partnership programme this year has been Wallis from The Cambridge rehoming Pepsi, a delightful black and white cat that came into the Godmanchester Centre as a stray back in May; spayed and rehomed within 22 days”.