Staff raise £4,117 for Macmillan in six months
In just six months staff have almost reached our two year fundraising target for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Staff at the Society launched with Macmillan as our Charity Partner in December 2016 with a commitment to raise at least £5,000 for the Charity by December 2018. Fundraising is already well on track after staff have completed numerous events to help support the charity.
In March, staff completed a 40 hour bikeathon in the Mansfield branch, cycling during opening hours. During May, a team of 15, including family and friends, climbed Mount Snowdon. And in June, four members of staff hiked from the Society’s branch in Chesterfield to our branches in Sutton and Kirkby before finishing at the Mansfield head office.
Macmillan support cancer patients and those affected by cancer by providing guidance, healthcare and financial support ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. As the Society’s Charity Partner, all funds raised for Macmillan by us will be used to support the charity’s local activity in Mansfield, Ashfield and Chesterfield.
Meg Fisher, Customer Service Manager, who was part of the team that endured the six hour hike to reach the peak of Mount Snowdon in torrential weather, said “Macmillan is a charity that means so much to so many. The incredible support that they give to those living with cancer means that the people affected can still take back some control in their lives. We’ve climbed mountains, walked miles and cycled for hours because staff here are committed to raising money for Macmillan and the great work they do in our local community.”
Stacey Smalley, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire, said “I am totally amazed at the amount of energy and enthusiasm everyone at The Mansfield has for raising money for Macmillan. From the very first meeting, everyone has got involved with ideas and plans to raise as much money as possible for us. The staff at The Mansfield are such a passionate and hardworking bunch and I had every faith that they would reach their target. What I didn’t anticipate was how quickly they would get there!
This will make a huge difference to so many people living with cancer through our information centres, helpline and Macmillan professionals working in the community. For example, £500 could help a father or mother apply for a grant for childcare during his or her cancer treatment - so the money they have raised could help 8 families in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire by taking away a huge worry for them.”
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