Thanks to the team at PlaceMakers national office, the Prostate Cancer Foundation netted an extra $8,000!
National Inventory Manager Martin Brannigan says the Marua Road national office team holds a charity auction every year to raise funds for prostate cancer.
“We ran an online auction among ourselves and I’m really pleased with the effort everybody put in to make it so successful,” Martin says. “We raised $7,600, with prizes ranging from fishing gear and power tools to outdoor furniture and laptops.”
In addition to the auction, they also held a staff BBQ that saw a further $400 raised – taking the total to $8,000.
With the reason for their fundraising efforts front of mind, the national office’s social committee also arranged for two nurses from Lab Tests to come in and conduct prostate checks.
“Thirty fellas embraced this year’s Blue September theme of ‘Face your Fears’ by getting themselves checked,” says Martin. “It was an awesome result for our team.
“Not only did we raise a decent amount, we were able to give some of our staff peace of mind – and an interesting work story to help raise awareness of the importance of early checks among family and friends!”