Sweet-toothed CPI staff raise £1,000 for charities

01 Jun 2018

The sweet-tooth cravings of Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) staff have raised £1,000 for good causes.

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Honesty chocolate boxes crammed full of confectionary delights at NETPark recently reached the total, allowing CPI to support ten very worthy charities.

The boxes, based in the Coxon Building and Discovery 2 office, ask staff for a minimum of 50p to indulge in a sweet treat of their choice.

And, after strong demand, donations have now reached the £1,000 landmark. 

Charities supported include Great North Air Ambulance, Butterwick Hospice Care, Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, Alzheimer’s Society and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The money has also been shared between MS Society, Aspire, Guide Dogs, Target Ovarian Cancer and Brain Tumour Research.

It is hoped continuing donations will help provide support for more charities in the coming months. 

The fundraising effort began with one chocolate box in October 2016.

With NETPark café, Mary Anne’s Pantry, closing at 3pm, staff sought a mid-afternoon confectionary fix, and Dr Lynn Donlon, Senior Scientist – High Throughput Formulation, decided the solution was an honesty box scheme.

As demand grew, a second box was put into the Incubator building, and is now based in the new National Formulation Centre — in a larger container to meet daily demand….

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