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Macmillan Cancer Support scores with Corporate partners this World Cup

Howard Lake | 2 May 2006 | News

Macmillan Cancer Support has created special World Cup Fundraising packs designed solely for corporate supporters, encouraging them to engage in this year’s most exciting football event whilst raising money for the leading cancer care charity
The packs, which have already been ordered by over thirty partners including npower, Alliance Pharmacy, JC Decaux and JP Morgan, consist of a referee’s whistle, a set of cheer sticks, a cd containing three fundraising games and also a host of fundraising football ideas for both enthusiasts and phobes of the sport including party and office suggestions.
The initiative by Macmillan has proved very popular with corporate partners for example; TUI is downloading the games onto their intranet for employees and members of the Coach Tourism Council will be providing facilities for people traveling to and from the World Cup, some of whom will be providing fundraising activities for their journey.
Sarah Sheppard, Corporate Partnerships, Macmillan Cancer Support said: “This is the first time Macmillan has done an initiative like this and it is fantastic that so many of our corporate supporters have wanted to take part – no doubt there will be more who will also sign up. It is a great way to get employees involved in and cheering for the World Cup whilst raising money for people affected by cancer.”
The cheer sticks from the packs are also available to the public who can obtain them directly from the retail outlets of Mackays, Mitchells and Thwaites for a suggested donation of £2, all of which goes to Macmillan Cancer Support.
For further information, please contact:
Julia Dische – Macmillan Cancer Support Press Office
020 7840 4611
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. 1.2 million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.