5 April 2011
Halfords is celebrating the end of a two-year charity partnership that raised £134,056 to help people affected by cancer, with Redditch Head office colleagues contributing £11,830 to the total amount.
The retailer has corporately supported Macmillan Cancer Support for the last two years with a range of fundraising activities and initiatives.
Highlights throughout the partnership have seen Halfords staff across the UK hold marathon cycle challenges, big quizzes and go green by sporting Macmillan wigs and wearing their favourite green outfits.
Halfords’ Redditch head office colleagues baked cakes, ran bookstalls, tombolas and auctions. Macmillan mints have also been on sale across all UK Halfords stores.
David Wild, Chief Executive at Halfords commented:
'It has been fantastic to have worked with Macmillan over the past two years. Fundraising for this worthy charity enabled Halfords to give something back to our communities - as well as giving staff lots of enjoyment along the way. We bid Macmillan a very fond farewell and hope to work with them again in the future.'
Catriona Munn, Corporate Account Manager at Macmillan said:
'Thanks to everyone at Halfords who has thrown themselves into fundraising for the past two years. The money raised really does make a difference and could fund many great services – from funding a Macmillan nurse to one of Macmillan’s new community based rehabilitation support teams for example. It has been a pleasure working with all the Halfords employees.'
For more information please contact:
Aimee Aldersley, Macmillan Press Office on
0207 8404916 or at
Notes to editors:
Over two million people are living with cancer in the UK. Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk
for more information about Macmillan Cancer Support’s services and information for those affected by cancer.
The Group employs in excess of 10,000 staff and sells over 10,000 different product lines, ranging from car parts and cycles through to the latest in-car technology, alloy wheels, child seats, roof boxes and outdoor leisure and camping equipment. Halfords' own brands include Ripspeed, for car enhancement and Bikehut, for cycles and cycling accessories, including the Apollo and Carrera brands. Two further premium brands were added during 2008; Boardman cycles and accessories, where Halfords has exclusive UK distribution rights, and URBAN Escape for camping equipment. Operating from 455 stores, including four stores in the Czech Republic, and 25 smaller format, neighbourhood stores, Halfords offers a "wefit" service for car parts, child seats, satellite navigation and in-car entertainment systems, and a “werepair” service for cycles. Halfords: shop in store, buy on line, or use the new "Reserve & Collect" service to acquire products on line at http://www.halfords.com/.
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