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- People with cancer have financial issues regarding mortgages, rents and insurances
- We worked with Macmillan to set up specialist centres to resolve these issues
- We raised over £150,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through our recent cream tea party
Nationwide have supported Macmillan Cancer Support for 22 years, raising over £7.1m. That’s one of the longest standing partnerships between a corporate and a charity and is a stunning achievement in a world where many charity fundraising relationships are changed every year. It reflects the way in which Nationwide takes the long view, doing the right thing not just today but for the future.
When I joined Nationwide in 2012, it was two weeks before the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. I was bowled over by the enthusiasm and energy shown by Nationwide’s employees and members in fundraising for this good cause. Yet despite all this engagement and generosity, I felt that something was missing. Corporate citizenship isn’t just about volunteering and fundraising, it’s about reflecting the needs of people and communities in the way you do business.
We already worked with Shelter, on housing advice services and the private rented sector, could we do something with Macmillan? After all 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day and many of these will be Nationwide members.