How JLT is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support

29 April 2016

JLT Specialty hopes to raise £53,000 for its charity partner and help manage the costs of caring for people affected by cancer.

At JLT Specialty we have kicked off 2016 with a spate of fundraising for our new charity partner: Macmillan Cancer Support.

From Grand National sweepstakes through to bake-offs, our employees have been fundraising to help raise £53,000, which will fund a Macmillan nurse for a year.

Macmillan is only able to help one third of the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK – a number that is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030.

In 2015 the cost of Macmillan supporting cancer patients was £150 million – 98 per cent of which was generated from private donations.

Launch event

In February we held a launch event for the partnership, which included talks given by Macmillan nurse Kenneth Day and Nikki Cannon, Senior Development Manager at Macmillan.

Kenneth explained how cancer can often create a ripple effect through the patient’s family, friends and colleagues. Meanwhile, Nikki explained how the sustainability of cancer treatment is a cornerstone of all their investments. 

“Our aim is to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer, and to inspire millions of others to do the same. A part of this ensuring that all money spent is leveraged to ensure treatments are continued over the medium- to long-term.” 

Also at the launch event was our Chairman Adrian Girling, who pledged £5,000 to the charity on behalf of the company and explained: “For Macmillan, the patient is at the heart of everything they do. But the cost of helping people affected by cancer is rising. We hope, in our own small way, to help Macmillan to ensure that nobody has to face cancer alone.”

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