A year long fundraising initiative by employees at Midlands based smoke and natural ventilation specialist, SE Controls, has generated more than £12,000 for national cancer support charity, Macmillan.
Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen by SE Controls after the company’s Commercial Manager, Mark Hargreaves, initially nominated the charity as a worthy cause and fellow employees voted overwhelmingly to select Macmillan as its ‘charity of the year’ for 2011.
During the year every opportunity was taken by SE Controls staff to raise money for the charity, using numerous initiatives ranging from a wacky Duke & Duchess Cambridge inspired Royal Wedding Fancy Dress and cake baking competition to a marathon 127 mile sponsored bike ride and the setting up of an ongoing book lending library at the company’s Staffordshire head office.
“The support from everyone has been phenomenal,” said a delighted Mark Hargreaves who recently presented the final donation cheque with SE Controls’ MD, Will Perkins, to Macmillan’s Hilary Barnes and corporate fundraiser, Sue Allcock.
He continued: “ It’s amazing what can be accomplished when people pull together to help support charities, such as Macmillan and I’m particularly proud of our fundraising achievement, which we hope to be able to repeat with our nominated charity for 2012.”
Macmillan’s Sue Allcock added: “What SE Controls has achieved is absolutely marvellous and is greatly appreciated not only by us, but also by those who rely on Macmillan for care and support at an extremely difficult and challenging time.”