Giving Our All for MacMillan Cancer Support
CET have embarked on a two year partnership agreement with MacMillan Cancer Support, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for this very worthwhile charitable organisation.
Bob Blunden, Chief Executive of CET, was delighted to formalise the venture on Tuesday 13th January 2016 at the company’s head office in Castle Donington.
Bob commented “This is an exciting opportunity for CET. We are looking forward to making an important contribution in assisting MacMillan as they carry out their excellent work with cancer sufferers and their friends and families."
By 2030 up to 4 million people in the UK are expected to be affected by cancer, either directly or through a family member or friend. It is crucial that MacMillan are funded properly; enabling them to continue to provide vital support during the most worrying and distressing times. CET are delighted to be able to support MacMillan and recognise their contribution to making our society a better place to live.
Over the next two years, CET will be embarking on a series of structured fundraising activities that will involve as many employees as possible, embracing our motto “Giving Our All”.
Jo-Anne Wilson, MacMillian Cancer Support Fundraising Manager, was delighted to confirm the agreement: “It is a pleasure to work with a company like CET who are so committed to supporting Macmillan in our ambition that no-one should face cancer alone. With over 900 people in the UK being diagnosed with this illness every day, the support of CET means so much to us. Not only around fundraising, but raising awareness of the support that Macmillan can provide to families when they need it the most. We are looking forward to the next two years with CET”
The first major event in the calendar is the CET MacMillan Cycle Race, taking place in April.
Pitting our Infrastructure Team against our Property Assurance Team, this will be a virtual cycle race using exercise bikes, covering the 450 miles distance between our furthest reaching facilities at East Kilbride near Glasgow and Harrietsham in Kent. We hope that as many of our staff as possible will be able to participate in this challenging event, rising funds and having fun along the way, so look out for further announcements as we get closer to the big day in April.