A 'Big Babcock Bake Off' at the company's facility in Renfrew was one of a host of colourful fundraising events by staff around the country to raise the £10,000 total, as part of the inaugural Doosan Day of Community Service on 24 October last year. Around the globe, the event saw around 10,000 Doosan staff in 13 countries taking part in a range of charity and community initiatives.
Coinciding with the Doosan Day of Community Service, the Wear It Pink initiative unites scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer to fund ground breaking research into the disease by encouraging people to wear something pink for the day. Doosan Babcock's support included a £2 donation from every member of staff who participated.
Staff presented a £10,000 cheque to Dr Torsten Stein, a BCC funded scientist and senior research fellow at the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow, during a special ceremony. Dr Stein's work includes research into basal-like breast cancers, which affect mostly younger women and do not respond to the treatments used on more common breast cancers.
Dr Stein said: “This is a wonderful donation and will help us in our groundbreaking research into breast cancer causes and treatments. On behalf of Breast Cancer Campaign I would like to thank every employee of Doosan Babcock for their donation to this very important cause.”
Members of Doosan Babcock's Renfrew Facilities team were invited to present the cheque, having entered into the fundraising spirit by wearing pink 'onesies' in support of Wear it Pink and carrying collection buckets throughout the day.