Gi Group to raise £30,000 for MacMillan
Employees at Gi Group UK, have voted to support MacMillan Cancer Research as the company’s charity of the year - and will aim to raise £30,000 for them over a 12-month period.
To mark the start of the campaign Gi Group employees chose to ‘going green’ for the day – by wearing green in support of Macmillan and decorating its 80 plus nationwide branches and client locations in the charity’s branding.
The selection of MacMillan as GI’s new charity partner follows 18 months of fundraising for Help for Heroes, during which time Gi raised £39,000. This will be spent on sports equipment to be distributed across the Help for Heroes UK-based Recovery Centres.
Gi plan to raise funds for MacMillan through a variety of events held throughout the year such as quizzes, a cycle relay and a silent auction, and has appointed a number of Gi ‘Charity Champions’ across the country to assist in reaching this target.
There will be individual Just Giving pages for each of the nationwide Gi Group UK branches and sites, which will feed into the overall company page - so all money raised towards the overall target will be a truly company-wide effort.
Gi Group UK chief executive, Jess Watts, said, “Following the fantastic success of our previous fundraising efforts, we are delighted to announce our partnership with MacMillan and there is real excitement about tackling our ambitious target. The whole company will need to embrace it if we are to achieve the total of £30,000.
“We have a great affinity with Macmillan as both organisations endeavour to enhance the lives of those they work with. There is a strong cultural fit and Macmillan was a cause which the company voted overwhelmingly to support.
“Macmillan understands how a cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a person’s life and is committed to supporting cancer sufferers, and help them take back control of their life. In line with this, we hope to leverage our experience and resources as a large recruiter to offer employability support to MacMillan’s survivors, and their families - helping them to get back into the workplace, post recovery.”
Find the JustGiving link here.