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Webroster’s Charity Auction raises money for JDRF
The workforce management software provider, Webroster Ltd has raised over £700 for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity in an online auction to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary.
Webroster has provided online workforce management solutions for the past 10 years, the system is used widely in the care, security and cleaning industries to roster, manage and track staff.
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!”
For more information about Webroster.net and its services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 311599.
Notes to Editors:
JDRF exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. At a global level JDRF volunteers and staff have been responsible for raising over £1 billion to support type 1 diabetes research since the charity’s inception. www.jdrf.org.uk
About type 1 diabetes:
· Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening condition that has a life-long impact on those diagnosed with it and their families. JDRF exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes.
· Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition which cannot be prevented, and is not caused by lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise
· People with type 1 diabetes rely on multiple insulin injections or pump infusions every day just to stay alive, until we find the cure.
· It normally strikes children and stays with them for the rest of their lives.
· Type 1 diabetes affects about 400,000 people in the UK, 29,000 of them children.