23 April 2010
The Principality Building Society in Wales have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2010 to raise tens of thousands of pounds for people affected by cancer in Wales.
Staff at the Principality voted to pick Macmillan as the society’s charity this year, explains Principality’s Christine Bradbury, who nominated the charity for selection:
'Macmillan is a charity that is particularly close to my heart. The Macmillan nurses did a wonderful job of looking after both my parents who were diagnosed with cancer – the care and understanding they offer not only to the patients but also to their families is immense and I know that any money we raise will help to ensure that others get the same support that I have experienced.'
The Welsh building Society joins a whole squad of welsh heroes that support the charity, including Wales rugby star, Mike Phillips, who recently got his kit off for a charity campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer, in association with Macmillan Cancer Suport. Mike, who joined Principality’s Colin Lewis, kick started the fundraising:
'It’s great to see a well-established welsh business lend their generous support to raise money for vital services in Wales. We recognise the importance of raising awareness and as much money as possible to support the hard work that goes in to helping both people diagnosed with cancer as well as their family and carers. I’ve been doing my bit for the charity and together, we can help to make a real difference to people’s lives.'