Aldermore Bank has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its ‘Charity of the Year’ from now until next summer. Macmillan Cancer Support was elected following a bank-wide employee vote from a list of shortlisted charities. Throughout the year*, colleagues at Aldermore will hold a series of planned fundraising events in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, from virtual quizzes to sponsored runs, in an effort to raise £30,000 for the charity. The bank will also match the amount employees raise at events via its ‘pound for pound’ scheme.
Founded in 1911, Macmillan Cancer Support has grown to become one of the UK’s leading cancer charities, providing specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by and living with cancer. The money raised by Aldermore will help fund local support groups and centres across the UK which provide practical, financial and emotional support for anyone affected by cancer.
Mark Bunker, Head of Group Communications at Aldermore, said: “Cancer is an extremely prevalent disease which affects many people in the UK, including our colleagues and their families. We’re delighted to be working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support over the next year, as our employee elected ‘Charity of the Year’. Year on year, Aldermore colleagues show tremendous commitment to raising money for our elected charity and we’re all looking forward to supporting the invaluable work that Macmillan provides to people affected by cancer.”
Michelle Hutchinson, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We’re excited that colleagues at Aldermore Bank have chosen Macmillan as their next charity partner. Coronavirus has left many people with cancer feeling isolated, afraid and worried about their treatment. Requests for Macmillan support has soared, at a time when income has been greatly affected by the current situation. Through Aldermore Bank’s partnership, Macmillan will be able to continue to provide support emotionally, physically and financially, particularly at a time when people living with cancer need support now, more than ever.”
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