Close Brothers Motor Finance has raised £17,324 for its partner charities Cancer Research UK and Make a Wish Foundation during a week-long fundraising campaign.

The funds were raised by Close Brothers Motor Finance employees during their annual Charity Week event (15th to 19th May) that saw them climb, bake, cycle, run and organise games.

Of the many highlights, Team Bury, Sevenoaks and Peterborough put their fitness, stamina, and determination to the test to run 13.1 miles in the London Half Marathon, while Team Manchester, Leicester and Stoke reached new heights by climbing ‘Mam Tor’ in the Peak District.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an international not-for-profit organisation whose work grants wishes for children living with and fighting life-threatening and critical illnesses. The money raised for Cancer Research UK will go towards helping the charity fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer and provide support, information and awareness to sufferers, their loved ones, and the general public.

Seán Kemple, Managing Director of Close Brothers Motor Finance, said: “The past few years have been challenging for all, and those financial pressures would have undoubtedly had a significant impact on charities and the wonderful work they do. We know the importance of keeping up and boosting our fundraising activity. I’m unbelievably proud of the lengths my colleagues have gone to, to raise significant amounts for these worthwhile causes. I want to thank them all for their efforts and look forward to reaching even greater heights together next year.”