Property specialist Leaders has raised more than £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support during 2014. The firm was delighted to exceed its target of £25,000, raising a total of £31,200 to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone in the UK.
Over the year, staff from Leaders’ 85 branches across the UK have run, cycled, baked, dressed up, been ice-bucketed, gone sober and more to raise money for their charity partner Macmillan. The firm also auctioned off a special selection of children’s artwork as part of its annual drawing competition and organised more than 60 coffee mornings across the country as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Leaders’ managing director, Paul Weller, said: “We are delighted to have raised this sum of money for such an excellent charity. The work Macmillan does in supporting people living with cancer and their families is remarkable. There are approximately 2m people living with cancer in the UK today but this is set to double to 4m by 2030. Macmillan is a real lifeline for anyone affected by cancer and many of our staff and clients have benefitted from their support or know someone who has. Thank you to all our staff for their enthusiasm and hard work in helping us to raise so much for Macmillan, and to all our clients, business associates and the general public who have supported our fundraising so generously over the year.”
Macmillan’s Fundraising manager, Tom Carter said: “It is an astonishing achievement by all at Leaders to have raised such a fantastic sum of money for Macmillan. We believe no one should face cancer alone and this money will enable us to provide invaluable support to those living with cancer and their families, such as funding a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist or Palliative Care Nurse for more than six months; providing more than 100 Macmillan grants to support people struggling with the financial impact of cancer with things like utility bills and the cost of transport for treatment; or answering over 1000 calls on the Macmillan Support Line from people in desperate need of our support.”
For more information or support from Macmillan please visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00
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