TextAnywhere were very pleased to be able to donate over £6000 to one of the UK’s most worthy charities – Macmillan Cancer Support – as part of our 2013 Foundation commitment.
Linda Whitby, Fundraising Manager, NW Hampshire and West Berkshire, who gratefully received TextAnywhere’s donation on behalf of Macmillan, told us that “98% of funding comes from public donations. The charity puts this money to great use by way of not only training nurses and GP practices, but also preparing education material for schools, and providing practical support to patients.”
Explaining further, Linda told us that “One in three people are diagnosed with cancer. It’s one of the hardest things some people will ever face, not only for the patient themselves but for the families too. Macmillan Cancer Support aims to provide a whole range of practical, medical and financial support to these patients. Not only that, we’re pushing the boundaries for better care by training NHS nurses who, after working with us for three years, then go back into our hospitals with new, specialist, skills.”
Linda also added, “Our volunteers community gives patients a helping hand with everyday things too, and these little gestures of kindness can make all the difference to an elderly patient or someone who may not have family close by.” Concluding, Linda said “We’d like to thank the TextAnywhere team for their hard work and this kind donation to help support people living with Cancer. It’s donations that keep us going and that prove to the patients that they are not alone.”
As part of our ongoing commitment to being a socially responsible organisation, TextAnywhere runs a series of charitable initiatives through the Foundation. The TextAnywhere donation has been offered as part of our 2013 Foundation promise, and will go towards supporting all the great works that Macmillan are doing. Find out more about our Foundation here and the charities we will be working to support in 2014.
For questions about living with cancer, contact Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm.
For queries about donations or support with your fundraising, contact our Fundraising Support Centre via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, call on: 0300 1000 200, or write to us at: Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ.