Nationwide meets charity challenge

Nationwide has announced that it raised nearly £80,000 for its 2016 charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.

Nationwide teams from around the country rallied together to raise £78,062.69 last year through a range of fundraising activities such as cakes sales, taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning, stamina and strength events and even parachute jumps from 14,000 feet.

Michael Wilmshurst, Nationwide’s CEO, said, ‘Nationwiders are a very focused team and once they decide to do something, inevitably do. We were all pleased to support Macmillan as our 2016 charity and are delighted with the outcome. It’s a pleasure to work alongside such generous and community minded colleagues.’

Speaking at the Nationwide annual conference on 10 March, Steven Goodrick, the fundraising manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said, ‘Macmillan relies on individuals and companies to raise vital funds to support the ever-growing number of people living with cancer across the UK. Nationwide employees have raised an incredible sum of money and we can’t thank you all enough. This fantastic amount will help us fund more Macmillan nurses, making a huge difference to people’s lives. Macmillan nurses are specially trained to support people from the time they hear they have cancer, during their treatment, and for as long as they need our help. This support can be medical, emotional, practical or through signposting patients and their families to other Macmillan support such as financial help and advice. Your support really has made a difference.’