Acorn Recruitment to raise fund for MRF

Acorn Recruitment to raise fund for MRF

18 July 2012

Staff at Acorn Recruitment in Thornbury staged a ‘naughty but nice charity bake off’ to raise more than £100 for MRF.

The event took place at the Acorn branch in High Street when customers were encouraged to sample the staff’s tempting treats for a small donation to MRF. 

Staff relished the opportunity to show off their baking skills with fairy cakes and cupcakes, and among the volunteers showcasing their culinary abilities was Acorn agency worker Fay Winfield.

Fay, who lives in Thornbury, said: “I was delighted to be involved in the charity bake sale. It was a great event and all of the Acorn staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well as raising funds for a fantastic cause.”
The cake sale raised £115 for the charity which funds vital research projects into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia.

The charity event was part of Acorn’s 20:20:20 promise in which the leading UK-wide regional recruitment and training agency aims to mark its 20th anniversary by raising £20,000 for 20 different charities across England and Wales.

Acorn’s Marketing Manager Sarah Jones said: “Our 20:20:20 campaign enables us to give back to the community by raising money for local charities.

“The charity bake off was a great fundraising idea and all the staff and volunteers involved thoroughly enjoyed the event. The cake sale is the first of many fundraising activities planned, as we are aiming to raise £1,000 for MRF over the year. We hope that the efforts of the Thornbury branch will help fund the charity’s critical research.”

Kate Baldwin, Corporate Fundraising Officer at MRF said: “ A huge thank you to the staff and volunteers at Acorn recruitment in Thornbury for holding their cake sale on behalf of MRF. We look forward to working with them during the next year and the money they raise will make a huge difference and enable us to continue to fund our research in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia. We are always looking for companies and other organisations that would be willing to support us by either considering us as their Charity of the Year, entering teams into running events throughout the UK, or simply having a collecting box in the office.”

To find out how your business can support MRF please contact Kate on 01454 280412 or email:

Sam Williams
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