30 Jul 2019
Stagecoach East Midlands have announced they are entering into a three year charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to help raise vital funds for people living with cancer.
The bus firm has pledged to raise £10,000 each year for the charity, who provide physical, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer across the UK and their families.
To mark the partnership, Stagecoach East Midlands will be holding a ‘Wear It Green’ Day across all their East Midlands depots, offering all their staff the opportunity to wear green in support of the charity and raise awareness of its work. There will also be charity collections at the Mansfield, Lincoln, and Hull depots, giving people the opportunity to donate to the charity as they board the bus.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Macmillan over the next three years and helping to raise money to support the amazing care and support they provide to help improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones.
“Cancer affects thousands of people in the UK and Macmillan are aiming to be there for as many individuals as possible from point of diagnosis. We encourage everyone to donate what they can to this very worthy cause and help us in supporting this fantastic charity and the work they do.”
Four Stagecoach buses which serve the Lincoln, Hull, Mansfield and Grimsby areas will be transformed with Macmillan branding and support messages.
Throughout the year, Stagecoach East Midlands will also be holding activities for communities to get involved with as part of the fundraising.
Jamie Davenport, Senior Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, said: “We are delighted that Stagecoach East Midlands will be supporting Macmillan over the next three years. The support from Stagecoach will help us to improve the lives of those affected by cancer and support those close to them. There are approximately 2.5 million people in the UK who have had a cancer diagnosis. Through vital donations and support like this, we can provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer as well as campaigning for better cancer care."
People can also donate to Macmillan via the Stagecoach Just Giving page
To find out more about Macmillan www.macmillan.org.uk