Giving something back

SUEZ raises quarter of a million pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Employees of national recycling and waste management company SUEZ have exceeded their long-term goal to raise £250,000 in donations for Macmillan Cancer Support.

After pledging to raise this mammoth amount for Macmillan in 2013, SUEZ employees have proved they are true to their word and have now exceeded their overall fund-raising target.

Donations are still being collected but, at the latest count, the team at SUEZ had raised a fantastic £255,733 through a series of fundraising events held over the past five years.

“SUEZ is committed to giving something back to the communities it serves, so we are absolutely delighted to have been able to champion the incredible work of the Macmillan Cancer Support team,” said SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Chief Executive, David Palmer-Jones.

He added: “Everyone is aware of the difference the Macmillan nurses make to the lives of patients and their families, at a time when they need that support the most, so I’m proud that our contribution will go some way in helping the Macmillan team continue that vital work.”

All SUEZ employees were quick to get behind the cause once Macmillan was selected as the corporate charity partner in 2013 and a full calendar of events, large and small, were soon organised to get the cash rolling in.

From cake bakes to beach cleans, everyone got involved, taking part in activities such as the annual Macmillan Big Coffee Morning and a SUEZ cycle relay which covered nearly 2500 miles between 100 SUEZ sites from Aberdeen to Land’s End.

“SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s support since 2013 has been nothing short of inspirational,” said Natalie Wiltshire, New Business Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Not only have they raised a phenomenal amount to support our services but the dedication shown by staff to promote Macmillan internally and raise awareness of how people can get help, has been amazing. I look forward to our continuing our relationship with SUEZ in the future.”

South and South West England Regional Fundraising Lead Beth Bartlam added her thanks to the team at SUEZ.

“Our work is only possible because of the incredible generosity of supporters like SUEZ recycling and recovery UK,” said Beth.

“Quite simply, without their effort and passion, we couldn’t be there for people living with cancer who need us, so a big thank you to them all.”

SUEZ cleaning Blackpool beach