Staff at Jenkins Bakery shops in Llanelli and the rest of South West Wales have collected a magnificent £3,100 for Cancer Research UK.
The money was raised during a special fundraising fortnight when pink cup cakes were on sale at Jenkins Bakery shops.
The company made a charity donation for every cake sold and customers added to the sum by making their own contributions.
The Pink campaign in our shops was a huge success,” said Jenkins Bakery area manager Fiona Snook. Last year, more than £2500 was raised for the charity. That was more than double what we raised the year before. We are delighted that we have set a new record for fundraising for Cancer Research.
What’s more, all the Jenkins staff had great fun doing it all. Many members of staff dressed up in a pink theme and the shops were decorated to add to the party spirit.
Our loyal customers were, of course, fantastic and hugely supportive of the campaign with generous donations to Cancer Research.”
The baker staff enlisted the help of two Llanelli Scarlets rugby plays to hand over the cheque to Cancer Research UK.
Jacobie Adriaanse and Frazier Climo were delighted to attend the cheque presentation at The Jenkins shop at The Avenue in Llwynhendy.
The players praised the Jenkins team for their charity work.
The Jenkins bakery has 29 shops across South Wales and employs 300 people, full and part-time, with headquarters in Trostre, Llanelli.