Poundland and Macmillan have been working in partnership since 2009 and now thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of their colleagues and customers, they have beaten their ambitious £1million fundraising target, raising a phenomenal £1,035,000 for people affected by cancer.
Poundland colleagues and customers have been involved in a number of events from the UK’s Three Peaks Challenge, to the London to Paris cycle ride and the London Marathon. They have organised in-store fun days and sold charity merchandise to continue to pound the fundraising drum for Macmillan.
This year sees a celebratory road-show in March, taking in all the top fundraising stores from around the country, as well as even more in-store charity merchandise. Brave members of staff will challenge themselves to take part in bigger and better events for Macmillan, to help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.
Jim McCarthy, Chief Executive at Poundland says: 'I am delighted that we have exceeded our fundraising target for Macmillan. Our customers and colleagues have voted to support Macmillan on a continuous basis since 2009, and we have seen some fantastic members of our team going above and beyond for a charity that has touched many of us personally. I am proud that we’ve been able to hand over a cheque for over £1million to continue to fund the vital work Macmillan does.'