Ridgeons, the East of England’s biggest independent timber and builders’ merchant, has announced it has raised an incredible £30,852 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the company’s elected charity of 2015-2017.
Ridgeons initially set a £20,000 target for the two-year partnership, which employees and customers assisted to exceed by over £10,000, through various fundraising activities. Activities included quiz nights, Go Green Week, branch coffee mornings, sponsored runs, a Euro 2016 Sweepstake and cake sales.
The money raised by the Ridgeon Group will help Macmillan to fund one of their Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists for 7 months. In this time a nurse can reach on average 93 patients, and their friends and families.
Clinical Nurse Specialists are registered nurses, who are clinical experts in nursing practice within a speciality area. They are often the main point of contact for people with cancer and their loved ones from the point of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. They help to ensure people have the right level of information, feel supported and are coping with the physical and emotional effects of their treatment.
Gordon Ridgeon, PR Director of the Ridgeon Group, commented “Congratulations to all the Ridgeons’ staff and customers on their efforts to reach such an amazing total through fundraising. We have enjoyed working with Macmillan over the past two years, and are very proud to have supported such a great cause.”
Jessica Levin, Macmillan Cancer Support Regional Fundraising Manager, added “Macmillan are so grateful for the support from Ridgeons over the past two years. It has been brilliant to work with staff and suppliers at the company to raise such a fantastic amount to support people affected by cancer. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time and money to make a such a difference.”
Notes to editors
Since the company’s beginning in 1911, Ridgeons has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants. With an extensive range of products including bricks, timber, plumbing and heating, paints and fixings, Ridgeons has the solution to meet building project requirements. With 26 branches across the East of England, Ridgeons serve a variety of sectors including property development, public sector, farming, exports and selfbuilder. Ridgeons is committed to their customers, employees, suppliers and business partners as well as to the local communities in which they live and trade.