RBS and NatWest
RBS and NatWest have been key supporters of Macmillan since 2008 and during this time have raised £2.3m and volunteered more than 12,000 hours to help people affected by cancer.
RBS and Natwest Fundraising
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In 2013, they raised more than £400,000 for Macmillan, a record breaking £151,000 of which was raised by employees and customers who took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.
This money will help Macmillan support more than 1,200 people with their money worries through the Financial Guidance Service launched with RBS in 2011. This innovative and free service is the first of its kind in the UK and has helped people affected by cancer unlock more than £10 million in financial gains. It has done this by helping people make informed financial decisions about things such as mortgages, pensions, savings, investments and more.
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. However, 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.
RBS will be working together with Macmillan to gain a greater understanding of the impact of cancer and ensure our simple and practical recommendations help prevent cancer patients from spiralling into debt and financial difficulties.
Macmillan's Tree of Light 2014
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This festive season, help Macmillan Cancer Support and NatWest support people affected by cancer by visiting Macmillan’s Tree of Light at the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival.
Write a message of love, hope and remembrance to hang on the Tree of Light in exchange for a small donation to Macmillan Cancer Support and help ensure no one faces cancer alone.
People across the UK are invited to write personalised messages of love, hope or remembrance on a decoration to anyone they know that has been affected by cancer.
Specialist helpers will be placing each decoration onto Macmillan’s Tree of Light.
If you are unable to visit the Tree, you can still get involved by sending a message online by using the hashtag #TreeofLight and texting ‘LIGHT’ to 70550 to make a £3.00 donation to Macmillan.
Macmillan provides financial, emotional, practical and medical support to people affected by cancer.
All the money raised from the Tree will go towards helping Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone this Christmas.