Thank You from everyone at Just Kampers
Last month we decided to do our part for World Cancer Day, and donated £5 to Cancer Research UK for every order over £35 that we received on February 4th. We also guaranteed a minimum donation of £1,000, which we far surpassed.
1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. At JK we have sadly had first hand experience of this, and so this is a cause close to our heart.
The day was a complete success, and we want to say a massive Thank You to each and every one of you who helped out and donated. A big thanks to Lee at VolksMagic, too, who added £100 to the total!
On Tuesday 8th March, Mark Reynolds – MD of Just Kampers – and his wife Kerry visited the University of Sussex’s Genome Centre to find out more about how Cancer Research UK is helping to fund scientists to beat cancer sooner, and to look around one of their research laboratories. They found the entire trip absolutely fascinating, and it was an amazing opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes at the front lines in the battle with cancer.
Cancer Research UK have written to us since Mark and Kerry’s visit to say the following:
Over the course of Cancer Research UK’s financial year, Mark Reynolds and Just Kampers Ltd have raised over £18,000 towards our life-saving research! We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the staff and customers at Just Kampers Ltd for helping us to bring forward the day in which all cancers are cured.
Without supporters like you, we simply would not be able to do the research and health awareness activities that we are doing today. Thank you once again to you all for helping us to beat cancer sooner.
If you would like to make a donation towards our vital work, please visit: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate
Here are some examples of how the money you have raised will make a difference to millions of lives across the UK and around the world:
£20 kits out a scientist
£70 buys a Bunsen burner
£100 buys a DNA measuring tool
£250 buys an antibody
£550 buys a next generation sequencing experiment
£1,000 kits out a PhD student
£2,000 prints 30,000 health awareness leaflets
£2,400 buys a kit to analyse 16 blood samples
£4,000 buys a genetic photocopier
£10,000 buys a machine to check the quality of DNA
£12,000 buys a cell counter
We’d love to keep this total growing, and keep helping to beat cancer sooner, so all proceeds from camping ticket sales at the JK Open Day will also be going to Cancer Research UK, as well as numerous other fundraising activities throughout the year.