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Almost £8,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

Posted: 7 Jan, 2019.

We have spent the last 24 months raising money for our chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support and are pleased to announce a total of up to almost £8,000, beating our target of £5,000! 

JB Kind Macmillan Fundraising total

Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen as our dedicated charity for a two year period as the Charity Committee felt that this cause had touched so may of JB Kind’s staff and families. 

The 2017 & 2018 programmes of fundraising have been fun, challenging and often unique – unusual activities have become the company’s charitable trademark, as has the regular involvement of JB Kind workforce’s families in its charitable efforts. For example, a ten-mile trek carrying one of our own wooden doors with staff, friends and family. 

Of course, there have been plenty of more commonly found charitable activities too, like dress down days, raffles, cake sales and Christmas Jumper Days, which have all been successful, however, JB Kind’s 2018 Golf Day and its staff-run Tuck Shop both merit a special mention, with £2,500 and £750 raised respectively. 
 
JB Kind Managing Director James Cadman said:

“There isn’t a person within JB Kind that hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way, and that’s why we decided that we would dedicate two years of our fundraising work to MacMillan Cancer Support. 

“We had planned to raise £5,000 for Macmillan, but we are thrilled to announce that we have significantly surpassed this target, with our actual final total being £7,838! This is a tribute to the hard work of everyone within JB Kind, as well as their families and those people and businesses kind enough to donate. However, particular recognition should go to the members of our Charity Committee who have spent many long hours organising and delivering our fundraising activities over the last two years.

“The money we have raised will support Macmillan’s Grant Programme in South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire – this means we will be directly helping those in need in our local community. Macmillan Grants are an essential part of practically supporting those people affected by this life-changing disease.”

Steve Loane, Macmillan Area Fundraising Manager for Derbyshire, said: 

“A huge thank you to everyone at JB Kind for their wonderful support over for the past two years and for raising such a fantastic amount. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. This donation of £7,838 will make a big difference, we rely almost 99% on support like JB Kind’s, and without it none of this would be possible. Thank you again and best wishes for 2019.”

James Cadman concludes:

“The Macmillan Grant Programme helps people to access financial support in the form of grants and, in 2017, more than £150,000 was distributed to Derbyshire residents through this programme. This means that MacMillan will always need more support, so if anyone is able to contribute to this fantastic cause, I would urge you to do so, and I would thank everyone who has already made a contribution.”

To contact Macmillan Cancer Support, call them (free) on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk 

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