James Donaldson & Sons has announced today, Wednesday 26th June its charity partnership with Maggie’s, due to span over the next twelve to eighteen months.
Maggie’s is a charity offering free practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their family and friends through support centres built in the grounds of NHS hospitals. Support is offered to anyone that needs it. Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high-quality programme of support. The charity aims to make the most significant difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.
James Donaldson and Sons have pledged to match funds up to £25,000, raised by employees across their 30 sites for the charity, setting themselves an ambitious goal of raising £50, 000 in total over the next twelve to eighteen months. The group will be working closely with Maggie’s to develop a calendar of fundraising events and activities to engage with its over 800 employees throughout the UK.
Scott Cairns, Group Managing Director at James Donaldson & Sons comments, “Every year we regularly support charitable causes at both site and business level, but we were keen to put our weight behind one charity that would be meaningful to us all. Maggie’s initial network of centres marries in well with our own locations. This makes our support of the charity local to our businesses ‘nationwide’ while supporting the local community as Maggie’s supports us.
We look forward to working closely with Maggie’s over the coming months; we are encouraging our employees to get involved in supporting this fantastic cause wherever they can.”
Maralyn Boyle, Partnerships Manager Scotland, said: “I am delighted James Donaldson and Sons have chosen us as their charity partner. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support 280,000 visits from people living with cancer at our 22 centres across the UK, so we are incredibly grateful to everyone at James Donaldson and Sons for choosing us and we are greatly looking forward to working with them over the course of the coming year.”
The fundraising campaign will launch at James Donaldson and Sons’ sites locally throughout June.