Sugar Bake Sale held on Gdynia site on 14th February 2017 marked the end of the Cancer Awareness Week that we run as part of our tribute to the World Cancer Day, celebrated annually on 4th February. We raised 1,900 PLN that went to support patients undergoing cancer treatment from the Academy for Cancer Fight in Gdansk.
This institution, under The Hospice Foundation supervision, provides an extra help for those finding out about the disease. The academy organizes different kinds of workshops, activities and most importantly offers psychological help to people coping with the new reality they need to face. The money was used to fund lectures and teachers and to pay rent for the gym room where patients can regularly engage in physical exercises.
This week was really special. Not only because we hit one of our highest figures when it comes to the fundraising events but most importantly because we were able to achieve that through excellent teamwork. Our colleagues in another office simultaneously held a special edition of the event and it was thanks to the fast and effective communication between two locations that we could manage the amount of dishes prepared and answer the demands of each site.
It proved yet again that teamwork and collaboration are vital for any action taken, especially when joining forces in tackling social issues together. Voices need to be heard and they belong to people who are willing to sacrifice their time and efforts in order to make a difference. Big, big thank you to all the Volunteers for making it happen!