Webroster’s Charity Auction raises money for JDRF

We are delighted to have raised over £700 for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity in the online auction we ran last month, so we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who bid!

The auction celebrated Webroster’s 10th anniversary and ran from 10th October to the 24th October. Customers were invited to participate by bidding on the 10 items that were up for auction. All items were donated by Webroster, its staff and suppliers; they ranged in value from home grown chillis to training days, a smartphone and football tickets. All items started the auction at £1 yet the highest bid was £250 for a support and development day with the Webroster team.

In the past forty years, JDRF has funded £100million of research worldwide with the aim of curing, treating and ultimately preventing type 1 diabetes. Its research strategy focuses on aspects that will make the biggest difference to people with type 1 diabetes.

The charity is close to Webroster’s heart; MD Nigel Gittins raised £1,760 for the JDRF by cycling from London to Paris in 2010. He said: “It is great to see so many of our customers getting involved in the auction to raise money for charity, everyone has been very generous and we are delighted to be celebrating our 10th anniversary by helping a worthwhile charity.”

Louise Ingham, JDRF Development Manager for London and South East said: “Thank you to all of Webroster’s fantastic staff and customers for their generosity and support for our efforts to find the cure for type 1 diabetes. Congratulations too to Webroster on reaching such an important milestone!”