Bellway reaches £1 million fundraising target for cancer charity

National housebuilder Bellway has reached an impressive milestone in its fundraising work for a leading cancer charity – hitting a total of £1 million.

Since Cancer Research UK was announced as Bellway’s nominated charity in 2016, staff across the country have worked hard to raise money for the worthy cause.

The team at Bellway Northern Home Counties, which has its divisional head office in Milton Keynes, has played its part in the fundraising efforts by running go-karting events, hosting a Diwali feast, a staff Christmas raffle and more.

A total of £45,777 has been raised by the division over the last two years, which has then been matched by Bellway’s head office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The combined efforts of Bellway’s staff across the country means that the £1 million fundraising target has been hit six months earlier than expected.

Left to right : Bellway’s Rob Morcombe, Chris Edginton, David Thomas and Paul Smits

Paul Smits, Managing Director for Bellway Northern Home Counties, said: “We are over the moon that we have been able to support Cancer Research UK for the past two years, and I am so proud of everyone at Bellway who has worked hard to achieve this fantastic total.

“Cancer Research is working incredibly hard to beat cancer, and it is so important to us that we help them to continue their hard work.

“We are looking forward to supporting the charity for a third year in a row, and we hope we can continue to raise even more money for this amazing cause.”

Francesca Pearson, from Cancer Research, said: “Cancer Research UK are proud to have been in partnership with Bellway for 2.5 years. What we’ve achieved together has been incredible and to now be celebrating raising a tremendous £1 million pounds for vital cancer research is an awesome achievement.

“Thank you Bellway for your commitment to Cancer Research UK and our work towards preventing cancer, diagnosing it earlier, developing new treatments and optimising current treatments.  We can’t do what we do without corporate partners and supporters such as Bellway, it is only together, that we will beat cancer.”

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research and is entirely funded by the public. For more information visit

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