Virginia Hayward Raise £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
2011 has been a year of enthusiastic fundraising here at Virginia Hayward. As part of Macmillan’s centenary fundraising efforts, we were invited to be 1 of 100 businesses in Dorset who would attempt to raise £1,000 before the end of the year. We accepted the challenge with relish and this year has seen staff pulling out all the stops with Car Boot sales, a sponsored swim, a Quiz Night and much more.
Our most ambitious venture saw a group of 10 staff take to the hills for a 28 mile walk from the Atlantic to the English Channel across Cornwall, following the Saint’s Way from Padstow to Fowey, which raised £3,500 alone.
We were delighted to present a cheque for £7,009 to Chrissie Wathen-Neal, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, who also took the time to come in and speak to us about the valuable role that Macmillan play in the care of people living with cancer.