Selco has raised the funds by taking on the Thames Path and Lake District Peaks Walking Challenges, cycle rides, golf days and special themed occasions at Selco’s 74 UK branches.
Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco, said: “It has been a monumental year of fundraising and a huge effort from everyone involved.
“To be able to raise such a sizeable amount of money for Cancer Research UK is something everyone associated with Selco is extremely proud of.
“Right from the moment colleagues voted for Cancer Research UK to be our nominated partner, we have seen fantastic engagement in fundraising.
“Nearly everyone has seen their lives touched by cancer in one way or another and to be able to help Cancer Research UK fund vital research has been a real motivating factor.
“We look forward to raising more funds for this brilliant charity in 2023.”
Georgia McCormack, divisional fundraising manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “It has been phenomenal to work alongside Selco this year.
“The business as a whole has shown a fantastic commitment to fund-raising and the sum raised in the last year is a truly outstanding result.
“Our progress relies on the incredible dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters like this – without whom we would not be able to fund our life-saving work. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime. All of us can support the research that will beat it.”
>>Read what else Selco has done for charity here.