Raising more than £500,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2021
Toolstation employees raised more than £500,000 for our charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support in 2021. A fantastic effort!
We never cease to be impressed by the great lengths colleagues go to to raise money for this great cause. Employees took part in sponsored ice bucket challenges, hiking events, fancy dress days, leg waxing, game marathons, raffles, bake sales and more.
Store teams from the Kent and Essex region carried out a virtual trip to the North Pole, walking over 8,480,000 steps, while six store managers from south east London cycled a gruelling 67 miles, visiting the 14 stores in the area as they went.
Fundraising has taken place across the business, with colleagues at distribution centres, head office and stores all getting involved.
And Toolstation managing director James, finance director Richard and retail director Simon all put on their running shoes to take part in last year’s London Marathon to raise money.
Of course, all this fundraising couldn’t have taken place without the generous donations made by Toolstation customers, who we are extremely grateful to for helping us support the vital work carried out by Macmillan.
We know that a significant number of our colleagues and customers will have been impacted by an actual or suspected cancer diagnosis, whether their own or a friend or family member, which is why we’re proud to be partnered with Macmillan.
The charity offers continual financial, physical and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer.
Toolstation’s managing director James is a great supporter of our fundraising efforts, and said: “As a business, it’s really important to throw our support behind a charity partner.
“The generosity of our customers and colleagues is remarkable. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on Macmillan Cancer Support’s efforts at a time when people living with cancer need our support more than ever.
“Our fundraising will support the charity in its efforts to be there for everyone living with or affected by cancer.”