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Macmillan currently works with around 100 corporate partners|, who last year raised over £16 million for us. But working with corporate partners isn’t just about fundraising. It’s a way for Macmillan to share expertise and develop new services for people affected by cancer.
Corporate partners provide a fantastic way to promote our work to millions of people through staff and customer channels. Being able to include quotes and case studies through our partners’ intranets, websites, staff and customer magazines and social media is invaluable to us.
We are also asked to invite professionals to attend events and we feel it is important you know how much you inspire our corporate partners staff and customers – so thank you for volunteering your time.
We’ve outlined the partners we are working with to provide a direct service for people living with and affected by cancer. We have included contact details - please do share these with any patients, their family and friends who would benefit from them.
If you’d like to find out about some of our other key partners please visit our corporate partners page|.
Macmillan and Boots
We’re now in the third year of our partnership with Boots UK|, and Boots colleagues have already raised an amazing £4.4m for Macmillan in the first two years. We're working together to help deliver more ways for people affected by cancer to get information and support on the high street, in local communities and online.
Together Boots and Macmillan have developed bespoke training to create a new role – the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist|. The training is currently being rolled out and we aim to have 250 trained BMIPs in store from September. Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are there for all customers affected by cancer, and will be on hand in some Boots stores to help connect people to cancer information services and experts in their local community and signpost them to wider Macmillan services.
We are also training No7 advisors to provide expertise and beauty guidance to minimise the visible side effects of cancer treatment and hope to launch this service in early 2013.
As well as in store information and support Boots colleagues have been involved in a variety of volunteering activities. If you have volunteering needs or require some help with maximising your employee volunteering opportunities, please contact Kate Lovesey, Corporate Volunteering Manager (RBS and Boots Partnership) on 020 7091 2086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|.
Find out more| about our partnership with Boots.
Macmillan Cancer Support works closely with npower and together have developed the Fuel Management Programme to lift people affected by cancer out of fuel poverty.
The Programme provides people with assistance with bills and arrears as well as energy efficiency advice. Over 1000 npower customers received help from the programme and nearly a million pounds has been unlocked for people affected by cancer since the project launched.
Find out more about our fuel poverty campaign |and the warm home discount.|
If your patient is an npower customer and spending more than 10% of their income on fuel please encourage them to call the Macmillan Support Line for more information. Alternatively, people can find out more information about payments, grants and schemes| to help with energy and housing costs.
Find out more| about our partnership with npower.
RBS also provided funding to support the Macmillan Financial Guidance Service| which launched in November 2011.The service provides free, independent and tailored guidance and support on pensions, insurance, mortgages and other financial decisions people affected by cancer might have to make.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
The RBS Group has been supporting Macmillan since 2008 and is currently one of our biggest fundraisers, raising over £1.4 million. Plus, over 2,200 staff contributed more than 9,700 volunteering hours in 2011.
There is also a quick and easy financial guidance tool| which can provide you and your patients with useful tips and information to help them make good financial decisions and manage their finances better, while allowing them to focus on what they feel is important during their cancer journey, by reducing their financial concerns.
We are also working the RBS group and other financial services firms to understand how the sector can respond to the needs of people affected by cancer through improvement of services and products.
Find out more| about our partnership with RBS.
People affected by cancer across the UK can now receive specialist hair care advice in more than 100 salons as part of a partnership launched by TONI&GUY with Macmillan Cancer Support.
We’ve learnt that for some people, hair loss can be one of the hardest parts of cancer treatment, so we’re very excited to be able to offer the best hair care advice and support. Tony Mascolo, co-founder of Toni&Guy
We’ve learnt that for some people, hair loss can be one of the hardest parts of cancer treatment, so we’re very excited to be able to offer the best hair care advice and support.
Tony Mascolo, co-founder of Toni&Guy
Strength in Style| is a training programme that allows salons to offer men, women and children affected by cancer specialist hair care, advice and support on the high street. It is now available in more than 100 salons nationwide, and Macmillan and TONI&GUY are hoping to have even more salons trained up by the end of the year. Find a Strength in Style salon near you|.
Find out more| about our partnership with TONI&GUY
If you would like to find out more about how we work with Corporate Partners or have a contact at an organisation please contact 0207 840 4893 or email email@example.com|
Find our more about all of Macmillan's corporate matrnerships and how we work together.
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© Macmillan Cancer Support 2013
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