9 December 2011
Raise money this Christmas with Macmillan's poster campaign
Join local businesses like Wessex Water by taking part in Macmillan's Christmas poster campaign.
Macmillan Cancer Support is urging employees to pass on Christmas greetings via festive posters rather than sending out cards to colleagues. As well as saving time, the posters will also help raise charity cash, as all those writing a Christmas message on the poster will be asked to leave a donation for Macmillan.
Local Macmillan fundraising manager, Sadie Moore said: “We think our Christmas posters are a great idea and hope they will prove really popular in workplaces. Everyone in the office can just write one message before putting a donation in the Macmillan collection box. It’s an easy way to help a good cause and cross one Christmas task of your list.”
Local business Wessex Water has already ordered its Christmas poster pack. Emma Cotton, business analyst at Wessex Water said: “Macmillan’s Christmas posters are a brilliant way to include everyone at work. It’s more environmentally friendly than sending lots of cards and you can raise money for people living with cancer at the same time.”
Macmillan is hoping the Christmas posters will help raise thousands of pounds to fund its vital cancer services, from nurses and doctors, to support and advice for people with cancer who have financial problems.
Sadie said: “Macmillan relies almost entirely on donations and every penny really matters. All the small sums of money people donate to us add up which allows us to fund our vital services. Without the public’s generous donations services like this would not be possible. We hope everyone will get involved with our Christmas campaign and help us continue to improve services for local people with cancer.”
To order a Christmas poster email ChristmasPosters@mktpoint.com or call 0844 264 1064.