Ridgeons has raised £30,852 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the company’s elected charity of 2015 to 2017.
The company initially set a £20,000 target for the two-year partnership, which employees and customers assisted to exceed by over £10,000, through various fundraising activities. These included quiz nights, Go Green Week, branch coffee mornings, sponsored runs, a Euro 2016 Sweepstake and cake sales.
The money raised by Ridgeons will help Macmillan to fund one of its Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists for seven months. In this time a nurse can reach on average 93 patients, and their friends and families.
Clinical Nurse Specialists are registered nurses, who are clinical experts in nursing practice within a speciality area. They are often the main point of contact for people with cancer and their loved ones from the point of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. They help to ensure people have the right level of information, feel supported and are coping with the physical and emotional effects of their treatment.
Jessica Levin, macmillan cancer support regional fundraising manager, said “We are so grateful for the support from Ridgeons over the past two years. It has been brilliant to work with staff and suppliers at the company to raise such a fantastic amount to support people affected by cancer. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time and money to make a such a difference.”