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04 Feb 2020
Stagecoach East Midlands today announced it has raised more than £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, reaching its annual target in just six months.
The milestone signals a successful start to a three-year partnership between the bus company and the charity, during which Stagecoach East Midlands has pledged to raise £10,000 every year.
So far £11,688 has been raised for Macmillan, which provides physical, financial and emotional support to people across the UK affected by cancer.
The money has been generated through a wide range of fundraising activities, including a “Wear It Green” Day across all of the company’s depots.
Stagecoach staff were given the opportunity to wear something green to show support for Macmillan and to raise awareness of their work. Other events included fun days held at bus stations across the region, social media competitions and a staff Christmas raffle.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Macmillan and raise money for such a worthy cause. We have been blown away by the levels of support and encouragement from our staff and members of the community, and the fact we have been able to reach our target in such a short time is testament to this.
Macmillan plays a vital role in providing support to those affected by cancer and we are proud to be supporting them by raising funds for, and awareness of, the excellent work they do. A big thank you to everyone who took part in these events over the last six months and we look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts in 2020.”
Jamie Davenport, Senior Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, said: “Everyone at Macmillan is thrilled with the success of this partnership. It’s thanks to each and every depot and office that the fundraising has been so successful, with colleagues inspiring the general public at every opportunity. Every pound raised means we can support more and more people affected by cancer, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings. Thank you to everyone at Stagecoach.”
To continue their support, Stagecoach East Midlands has several new fundraising activities planned for the new year.
During the February half term, staff will be donning superhero outfits to entertain the little ones and show their support for the charity. In addition, two Stagecoach East Midlands employees, Marc Harris and Adam Wales, will be completing a sponsored tandem bike ride around the region, starting from Lincoln on 27th March which covers 250 miles. There will also be Olympics-themed events later in the year to celebrate the Summer Olympics.
People can donate to Macmillan via the Stagecoach Just Giving page
Find out more about Macmillan