Our elected charity for 2015 – 2017 has been Macmillan Cancer Support; the leading national charity which provides support, advice and specialist healthcare to those affected by cancer. Our employees chose to support the charity; with many having experienced first-hand the support Macmillan can offer.
Since our partnership with Macmillan begun, our team have demonstrated their fantastic fundraising abilities! Within the first year, £15,254 was raised through a variety of activities and events including charity runs, cake sales, quiz events and coffee mornings. Throughout the second year, highlights included raising a huge £2,198.30 in ‘Go Green Week’; a dedicated fundraising week for Macmillan; and £3770.62 during Macmillan’s National Coffee Morning. Our initial target had been to raise £20,000 over the two years; thanks to our team’s outstanding efforts and our customers’ support, we have exceeded this target, raising a total of £30,000.
The money raised by the Ridgeon Group since 2015 could fund a Macmillan nurse for approximately 3 months, or be used to pay a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Specialist for approximately 5 months. We’re proud that our efforts will make such a huge difference!