19 February 2015
Andrew Fair receives his award from local fundraising manager, Sally Millington
Andrew Fair from York has recently been awarded a long service award by Macmillan in recognition for the fundraising he has done for the charity.
Andrew, from Huntington and a well known face to many at Sainsbury’s at Monks Cross, has recently been awarded a five year long service award by Macmillan Cancer Support in recognition for the fundraising work he has done for the charity. Every year for the last six years, Andrew has organised and completed a sponsored walk and each time the walk takes on a different theme. He also supports local events and raises awareness for Macmillan.
This year, Macmillan Cancer Support wanted to formally thank Andrew for all the work he has done to raise £9593.79 since 2005 through sponsorship from his contacts and colleagues at Sainsbury’s. Andrew has not only raised money. He has encouraged people’s support, championing fundraising events and promoting Macmillan to his peers. Most of the customers at the large Sainsbury’s store where he works know him, and he will regularly talk to them and his colleagues about the work Macmillan does to help people affected by cancer.
Andrew says "I was dumbstruck to receive the award. Macmillan is a really good cause who are there when people need them. I’d like to say thanks to everybody; staff colleagues and customers who have helped to make all this happen. If it wasn’t for them I couldn’t have done it. They are a really good bunch."
Sally Millington, fundraising manager for Macmillan, says, "Andrew really is a lovely man, and he is a wonderful ambassador for Macmillan. We look forward to hearing about his walk and the theme it will take each year. He raises awareness about the work that we do, and he is always campaigning for a fair deal for people affected by cancer. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s who Macmillan are and we are proud that Andrew is a part of what we do."
If you would like to organise a fundraising walk of your own, or find out about organised walks and events, please contact the fundraising support team on 0300 1000 200.