Copart supports charity ball
- 5 April 2022
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
Copart underlined its commitment to worthy causes by headline sponsoring of the Make 2nds Count Great Gatsby Gala Ball, held in Edinburgh recently.
Make 2nds Count is a charity dedicated to supporting women and men with secondary breast cancer and the Gala Ball is one of its key fundraising events, raising more than £88,000 for research into secondary breast cancer.
Gillian Stewart, Office Manager at Copart’s U-Pull-It Inverkeithing, who was diagnosed with breast cancer is 2020, attended the event with colleagues.
She said: “This charity is very close to my heart and the work they do is phenomenal. Lisa, the founder was diagnosed the same as me, straight to having secondary breast cancer and decided in her hospital bed that there wasn’t enough awareness of this disease, so that is where Make 2nds Count was born.
“We all had an absolute amazing night, and it was so lovely to lovely to get dressed up and go out for the evening. It was really emotional at times, but it was a fantastic evening and I think we’ll all be talking about it for a very long time.”
Mark Godfrey, Director of Copart Recycling & Automotive, added: “As part of our Copart Cares CSR commitment, we’re proud to work closely with our teammates, customers, and communities to identify good causes like this, where we can help to make a real difference.
“I’m really pleased that we were able to support an event that personally meant so much to one of our teammates and play a small part in helping to raise an amazing £88,000 ,which will make such a positive difference to the lives of those living with secondary breast cancer.”