Nationwide Building Society and Macmillan have been working together for over 20 years, making the partnership one of Macmillan’s longest. During this time, the company has raised more than £6.8 million that has gone directly towards improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
Last year the partnership developed its strategy to actively help people living with cancer stay in their homes.
All the money raised in 2013 funded financial grants to support cancer patients who are experiencing financial difficulties with mortgage and rental arrears and calls to Macmillan’s Support Line relating to housing calls. More than 5,000 employees took part in Nationwide’s biggest ever Coffee Morning, which raised £138,000 and we are excited to see the total for our 2014 activity. Nationwide also launched Every Penny Helps and more than 4,000 employees signed up to the scheme, resulting in nearly £25,000 of donations. 2014 kicked off to a great start, with Nationwide committing to fund research into the long term financial consequences of a financial diagnosis.
In May 2014, Macmillan launched a new report called ‘Counting on Your Support: How the banking sector can improve the service it provides to customers living with cancer [PDF]’. This report explores the vital role the banking industry has to play in helping people living with cancer. For anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, money matters are hardly likely to be the first worry on their mind. Yet, this report shows that those who ring the Macmillan Support Line are 25 times more likely to be seeking assistance on financial issues than those related to death or dying.
Nationwide will be working together with Macmillan to gain a greater understanding of the impact of cancer on people’s finances.
For further details on the partnership, contact Cat Morton on 0207 091 2497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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