Better Placed Corporate Partnership
Sadly Kate Siegal’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and lost her fight with the disease three years ago. Kate’s company Better Placed were extremely supportive and threw themselves into fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Action, something they are still doing today!
In 2016 34 employees took part in a mighty challenge to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action. The challenge, which they called ‘The Italian Job’, was a 24 hour static bike-a-thon covering the distance from the UK to Rome (2000km) in all three of the company’s offices: London, Manchester and Leeds raising over £6,000. Read more about this challenge here!
Kate has continued to provide us with her support by completing numerous fundraising activities with close friends and colleagues from Better Placed who have offices in London, Leeds and Manchester. Kate has taken part in the Santa 5k run in London, various cake baking activities and truffle hunting day trips as well as encouraging BPR to get involved and raise awareness where they can. Last year they ran a social competition across all three offices and managed to raise over £1000.
Sadly another member of the company lost a close member of their family to this awful disease which has only reinforced how much ongoing support the charity needs in order to raise money and awareness. Therefore Better Placed will be supporting the charity again this year and are currently brainstorming for their next “turn it purple day” on November 15th. They are also attempting to turn a specific landmark to “go purple” on the day too.
We can’t thank them enough for their continued support.
You can read more about Kate’s story here on our blog and to find out more about Better Placed, please visit their website.