30 July 2008
Thank you to all of the Nationwide Building Society members who cast their vote in time for the AGM on the 17 July. Nationwide saw record voting numbers of well over 1.5 million members which helped to raise an astounding £250,000 for us. As you may remember from our previous article, for every vote cast Nationwide agreed to donate 20p to Macmillan (this amount was capped at £250,000).
Graham Beale, Nationwide Chief Executive, presented the cheque for £250,000 to Macmillan Chief Executive, Ciarán Devane, before the AGM proceedings.
Commenting on the vote, Geoffrey Howe, Nationwide Chairman, said:
'I am delighted that so many of our members have chosen to use their vote this year and that, in doing so, they have helped raise £250,000 for our flagship charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The money raised will be used by Macmillan to help fund two Cancer Information and Support Centres in Durham and Plymouth, which will make a real difference to many people’s lives.'
These centres will be staffed by a full-time information officer and provide consultation and alternative therapy rooms, helping people receive the information and support they need.
For more information contact Nicola Keith at Macmillan on 01904 756425.