NewstrAid says the award was presented to Joel Griffiths and his colleagues in recognition of the fantastic fundraising the business achieved in September when they took part in the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge and raised more than £2,400 for the charity.
Neil Jagger, CEO for NewstrAid said. “We were absolutely blown away by the fundraising efforts of the Marketforce Team. Not only did they get an impressive number of colleagues to participate in the challenge, but they raised more than a third of the fundraising total for this event. A truly inspiring achievement.”
The NewstrAid Excellence Awards were launched earlier this year to recognise people from the newspaper and magazine industry who have provided exceptional support to newstrade colleagues.
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge took place in September and saw fundraisers take on what turned out to be an extremely tough 12 hours of hill walking to raise money for industry colleagues in need.
Neil added: “Marketforce’s achievement is exactly what we created our Excellence Award for, and everyone involved in their Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge team should be very proud of what they achieved. Their efforts will ensure that we can continue to support hundreds of people who are struggling both financially and emotionally over the coming months.”
NewstrAid says it has had a busy year supporting the newspaper and magazine industry during the cost of living crisis and has received a record number of applications for help during 2023.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.