For the second year running, ukpackaging.com proudly supported a spectacular music auction and fundraising event which raised £450,000 for Cancer Research UK recently. The now annual Sound and Vision event marks an opportunity to purchase extremely rare pieces of music memorabilia and is held at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Guests were treated to an auction of 80s rock photography and performances by Gary and Martin Kemp, Boy George and Roland Gift (of Fine Young Cannibals). ukpackaging.com helped out by providing protective packaging materials including Nomafoam edge protection to keep the rare auction pieces in top condition.
The money raised funds Cancer Research Uk's Stand Up To Cancer campaign, which funds translational research designed to speed up the process of turning breakthroughs made in petri dishes in the lab into treatments for the patients who need them right now.
So far, this translates to the funding of over 40 life-saving trials and projects which will deliver new, kinder treatments to more than 10,000 cancer patients.
A spokesman for Cancer Research UK said:
"Over £450,000 was raised on the night and we were thrilled to have ukpackaging.com's support again. As a team, we really value our gift in kind supporters whose donations – whether foam corners or Champagne or table linen – help us make sure that money raised at our events goes to straight to research and the patients who need them most."