Logistics company trg has launched a national raffle in partnership with its customer Tesco Grocery Distribution, to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK. Wimbledon-based trg will be donating a brand-new Hyundai I30 to the raffle in a bid to raise £30,000 for the partnership.
Cancer Research UK is Tesco Charity of the Year for 2012 and the partnership aims to raise £10 million to help fund 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects across the UK.
Nick Gordon, CEO, trg Logistics, said, "This year, trg is undertaking a huge amount of charity work with Cancer Research UK. Two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately it was spotted early and the treatment I received was successful. As you can imagine, Cancer Research UK is a charity close to my heart and, I would think, many other people who have family or relatives who have undergone similar experiences, feel the same. Consequently, I’m keen to repay the dedication and support I received by launching this £30,000 charity appeal."
"The money raised will be spent on valuable research into early detection and diagnosis, which will help to keep more families together," added Nick Gordon.
The ‘trg donated’ Hyundai I30 has been specially liveried and the prize car is currently undergoing an extensive nationwide tour of all Tesco grocery distribution sites, spending around two weeks at each. Raffle tickets are being sold for £1 at each site.
Nick Gordon said, "We have made the raffle ticket price as low as possible in order that we can sell literally thousands of tickets. We hope this appeal will raise more than £30,000 for Cancer Research UK."
By working closely with Tesco and its individual grocery distribution centres, trg hopes to give as many people as possible an opportunity to win this brand-new Hyundai I30. The eventual prize draw ceremony will take place in November at a special trg planned event.