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Mansfield Building Society has raised a grand total of £17,243 for Macmillan Cancer Support over three years – trebling their original £5,000 fundraising target.
The money raised by the Society will go to help people in Mansfield, Ashfield and Chesterfield by providing financial, practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by cancer.
A staggering 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and each year there are around 1,200 cases of cancer in Mansfield and Ashfield1, this shows how important Macmillan’s support is to our local area.
Gev Lynott, Chief Executive of Mansfield Building Society, said “We’re extremely proud to have supported Macmillan over the past 3 years. The tremendous fundraising effort of our staff and members shows just how much this charity means to people.
We’ve climbed mountains, ran marathons, cycled and baked our way through some amazing fundraising events. We hope the contribution we’ve made can make a real difference to those in need.”
Katherine Booth, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, thanked the Society for all their fundraising efforts,
“This is such an amazing achievement by Mansfield Building Society. Everyone has been so enthusiastic about raising money, which is reflected in the incredible amount raised.
The majority of our income is generated from fundraising and without the commitment of organisations like The Mansfield we’d struggle to support as many people as we do. The donation will help relieve the stress that cancer causes and have a huge impact on the day-to-day lives of so many people as they go through their treatment.
We’d like to thank Mansfield Building Society for choosing Macmillan 3 years ago, and for their commitment and hard work with fundraising.”
Mansfield Building Society will be announcing their new Charity Partner for the next 2 years in due course.