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MKM King’s Lynn raises £2,233 for cancer charity – Builders Merchants Journal

The MKM King’s Lynn team have raised £2,233 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in tribute to a former branch customer who died of the disease.

The sum was raised during a morning of cakes and a raffle organized in the branch, during which the suppliers of the merchant of the manufacturer gave away a multitude of high quality prizes, including coffee machines, tablets and vouchers worth up to £200. Raffle tickets were sold by branch staff prior to cake morning to customers, family and the local community.

A touching nod was even given to the customer whose memory inspired the fundraiser, his daughter preparing the cakes sold at the event.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to all those affected by the disease, raising millions of pounds for vital lung cancer research.

Andy Goakes, Branch Manager at MKM King’s Lynn, said: “I’m so proud of the team here at the branch. What made it such a success was how totally committed and invested the team was in fundraising and selling raffle tickets. Our customers and vendors have been so generous, donating prizes, buying cakes and tickets. It was fantastic to see and made our fundraiser so successful.

“MKM is all about supporting the local community, so it’s a joy to see the community come together and support such an incredible cause, not just the staff and customers, but the people of King’s Lynn and our suppliers.”

Rachel Constable, Head of ESG at MKM, added, “I am extremely proud of our King’s Lynn branch, which has gone above and beyond to give back to its community. Supporting our local communities is core to MKM’s values ​​and to see the people of King’s Lynn responding in such a powerful way is great to see.