Cancer sadly affects 1 in 2 people in Britain and is something that has unfortunately touched many people within the business, be that directly or indirectly. So in 2015 we chose Cancer Research UK as our fundraising partner. The Warburtons family donated an initial £300,000 to the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a unique and world class collaboration between CRUK, the University of Manchester and the Christie Hospital. The wider business was then challenged to match this donation by raising a further £300,000 for CRUK through fundraising activities. The aim was to try and do this over four years, but we are incredibly proud that in just three years we smashed this target and raised almost £1m through fundraising by our people and donations from the Warburtons family.

Our people have put a tremendous amount of effort, passion and hard work into organising activities up and down the country – from bake sales to bike rides, bungee jumping to climbing wind turbines! Our partnership continues with CRUK and we hope to raise even more towards supporting the great work they do in the battle to beat cancer.