Macmillan “blown away” by Jewson’s fundraising
Published: 12 December, 2014
Jewson has reached a fundraising milestone in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Since February 2014, with commitment from customers, suppliers and staff through a variety of events, Jewson has raised over £150,000 for its charity partner Macmillan.
The merchant’s largest flagship fundraising event is the Tour de Jewson, which attracts hundreds of riders every year to cycle a total of 2,500 miles. In addition, Jewson’s contractor sales team completed The Monopoly Walk, visiting every London location on the famous board game, and Jewson’s Tool Hire specialist branches launched a series of pop-up van washes for customers across the north of England.
These, and numerous other fundraising activities undertaken by individuals and groups, have helped Jewson to raise a staggering £150,000 for the charity.
“Since the launch of the ‘together’ charity programme in 2002, we have helped to raise more than £2.3m, helping to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of people,” explained Peter Stringer, managing director at Jewson. “Without the amazing support, drive and commitment from our colleagues, customers and suppliers, we would not have been able to reach such a fantastic fundraising milestone.”
Catrin Hale, partnership manager at Macmillan, said: “We have been blown away by the dedication from Jewson employees on all levels this year in their fundraising for Macmillan. The £150,000 raised this year will go towards funding our Macmillan nurses, who provide vital emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer.
“Macmillan wants to be there for everyone that is affected by cancer, and we simply couldn’t do this without the support of fantastic partners like Jewson.”