January 28, 2016
Every year the Rix employees vote for a national charity of the year, that we will support for the following 12 months. As a team we fundraise and take part in a number of events and activities to raise money for the chosen charity.
For the past 2 years, our national charity of the year was Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan was founded in 1911 and in 2014 their supporters raised £215.2 million.
So far the staff at J R Rix & sons have raised nearly £20,000 for Macmillan which we raised through a number of fundraisers throughout the country including:
- Le Tour de Rix, a 262 mile bike ride from Rix HQ in Hull, East Yorkshire all the way to our depot in Alnwick.
- A 42 mile bikeathon on a stationary exercise bike at Driffield Show.
- A few gutsy members of the team took part in the Hull 10k.
- We got our cook on and made lots of yummy cakes for the numerous coffee mornings and bake-off competitions.
If you would like to make a donation to Macmillan, you can do this on our Just Giving page here.
During the past few days, we have been counting the votes and we are excited to announce that our Group Charity for 2016 will be.....Macmillan Cancer Support. We are excited to be working with this amazing charity again, and we can't wait to get start raising as much money for the charity as possible.
Keep checking the Rix website or our Facebook page to see how we’re getting on with fundraising events over the coming months.