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SUEZ celebrates 10 year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK marks 10-year anniversary of its corporate partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support with Big 10 at 10 fundraising challenge.
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support with The Big 10 at 10, a unique charity challenge that will see the business raise £101,010 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Between now and the end of the year, SUEZ is encouraging its people to get involved and take on a challenge.

To date SUEZ has raised over £550,000 to help fund Macmillan nurses, support centres and more. The company traditionally organises a ‘big’ fundraising event every two years. These events have become a popular feature in the staff calendar as teams around the country compete to walk the furthest, climb the highest and raise the most money to support people living with and affected by cancer.

This year, in honour of the tenth anniversary of the charity partnership, SUEZ has committed to rallying its people for its fifth big event, The Big 10 at 10, to raise as much as possible, whilst having some fun and healthy competition along the way.

Colleagues across the business have already started taking on different challenges to raise money for this year’s big event, and last Friday (4 August) the UK leadership team and colleagues embarked on an ambitious four-day journey from the national head office in Maidenhead to the global HQ in La Défense Paris.

Led by CEO, John Scanlon, the group committed to pedaling over 330 miles in just four days. The initial target of raising £10,000 was increased to £15,000 and the team is proud to have already raised over £14,000 of this target.

John Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK said: “We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with Macmillan which has seen our teams raise over £550k in ten years. The sad reality is that many of us will be touched by cancer in some way at some point in our lives, so we’re pleased that the funds raised by SUEZ help Macmillan provide vital practical, emotional and financial support to people living with cancer in the UK.

Our teams have embraced our partnership with Macmillan with the same drive and passion that they give to their day jobs, continually looking for new ways to raise money and reach our increasingly ambitious fundraising targets. This year, we’re excited to rise to the challenge for the Big 10 at 10, to raise as much as possible.

Our cycle challenge to Paris is just part of this year's overall goal for the UK business to raise £101,010 for Macmillan. Giving something back to society is part of our People, Planet, Profit ethos at SUEZ and any donations at all that people can make, regardless of size, will have a positive impact for Macmillan in their support for people battling with cancer.”

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