North East charities gain £100k boost from Quantum Pharma Group
An array of worthy North East good causes, including the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, have benefited from a share of £100,000 raised by County Durham's Quantum Pharma Group, as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
Since the group was formed, employees, families and friends of Burnopfield-based Quantum Pharma, a leading manufacturer and supplier of niche medicines and services to the healthcare sector, have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities, taking their total charity donations to over £100,000.
Group Operations Director Andrew Matthews proved his dedication to the cause by completing the gruelling 60 mile Etape Pennines cycle race, with coaching from Olympic legend Jonathan Edwards MBE and London velodrome gold medallist Steve Burke. This feat raised a four figure donation for Marie Curie.
Events organised by the company have included the popular Family Fun Day, which was held at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club, raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, St. Oswald's ,St. Oswald's Hospice and Down's Syndrome North East . Northumbria Blood Bikes , NSPCC North East and young motorcycle racing champion Chrissy Rouse have also received donations thanks to Quantum Pharma's fundraising.
"This charity milestone is part of Quantum Pharma's aim to make a continued contribution to our North East home in addition to investing in new manufacturing 'facilities and a growing local workforce of 254 employees," explained Nicola Irving, a member of Quantum Pharma's CSR team.