(PRWEB UK) 18 May 2014
The team at online fashion retailer Tokyo Laundry have helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a range of charities supporting a number of different causes.
Several members of the Tokyo Laundry team, along with many thousands of other runners, took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run on May 18th. Ahead of the event – the biggest 10k running event in Europe – the Tokyo Laundry gang had already raised over £60,000, with both Cancer Research UK and the Francis House Children's Hospice in Didsbury set to receive over £10,000 each.
"We're really overwhelmed by the response we've received and so grateful to everyone who's donated. To have raised £60,000 for charities which do so much amazing work is stunning and we're delighted to give them our backing," said Sachin Passi, Director at Tokyo Laundry.
"The team have really thrown themselves into preparing for the run and they're all over the moon about the support they've received," he added.
Upon moving to new premises earlier in the year, the Tokyo Laundry team were given free membership at a local gym. To show their gratitude, a number of colleagues took it upon themselves to enter the Bupa Great Manchester Run with the intention of raising money for charity – and as a result have raised valuable funding for some of the worthiest causes in the Manchester area and beyond.
Colleagues from all levels of the company – all the way up to the board of directors – got involved and Tokyo Laundry's mascot, Toby Tiger, also put in an appearance on the course on Sunday May 18th.
In addition to the aforementioned charities, the Tokyo Laundry team have also raised money for Mind, NSPCC, the Christie Hospital, Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, Willow Wood Hospice, Manchester Crossroads - Caring for Carers and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Find out more about Tokyo Laundry by visiting the website at https://www.tokyolaundry.com.