The specialist cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, has been voted as the Stephensons charity of the year for 2019/20 by the firm’s staff.
The firm’s ‘charity of the year’ initiative sees staff from across the firm’s offices taking part in year-long fundraising and volunteering activities in support of the nominated charity. In previous years, the firm has raised tens-of-thousands of pounds to help charities and good causes on a regional and national level.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides emotional, practical, financial and medical support to people and their friends and families living with cancer.
Colleague fundraising will take place across all Stephensons’ locations across the North West and London. Colleagues will join together to raise funds for the charity as part of a series of dedicated fundraising events throughout the year, including Macmillan Cancer Support’s well-known annual coffee morning.
Ann Harrison, Chairwoman of Stephensons said: “As a firm, we have around 400 colleagues across the country, and for many of us, cancer will have an immediate impact on our lives or those of our friends and family. The work of charities like Macmillan Cancer Support is crucial and provides people with the support they need to face cancer head on. We are looking forward to a host of charitable event over the next 12 months in the hope of raising thousands of pounds for the charity.”
Cheryl Jenkinson, corporate fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support added “We are delighted that Stephensons has selected us as their chosen charity partner for 2019.
“At Macmillan, our ambition is to be there for the thousands of people in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer each and every day. The sad truth is, at the moment Macmillan can only be there for one in four people with cancer. This is simply not enough. It is thanks to the support and donations from generous individuals and amazing businesses like Stephensons that will lead us to reach our ambition be there for everyone affected by cancer from day one. Every pound that is raised in the partnership will help fund our nurses, our support workers, our information managers and our service teams. I am looking forward to working with Stephensons’ staff during 2019 to help raise much needed income.”