SSP reaches £1 million fundraising milestone for Macmillan Cancer Support
SSP UK, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations, has reached the £1 million fundraising milestone for Macmillan Cancer Support. The donation will help the leading cancer charity to continue providing a range of physical, emotional and financial support for people living with cancer across the UK.
SSP UK began its partnership with Macmillan in 2018, following a company-wide colleague vote. Since then, teams have committed to raising money through a number of fundraising activities, including ‘Go Green’ days, 'around the world' virtual globetrotting challenges, bake off competitions, sponsored bike rides and marathons, with additional grants also being provided by the SSP Foundation, a UK registered charity.
Noel Collett, COO, at SSP UK and Ireland said: “We want to thank all of our teams who have gone above and beyond to raise money for Macmillan in the past four years to reach this amazing milestone. We believe that together we can make a difference and are extremely proud to have partnered with a charity that provides such critical support for those living with cancer, and is so near and dear to everyone’s hearts in the UK.”
Becky Ettinger, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support said:
"There are three million people living with cancer in the UK and one in two of us is likely to receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. With significant pressures across the NHS and the cost-of-living crisis causing ongoing worry, there has never been a more important time to support people living with cancer. We are truly grateful to colleagues across SSP for their incredible fundraising efforts which have generated a phenomenal amount and will help to ensure Macmillan can continue to be there for people living with cancer, when they need us most.”