8 October 2015
Heron Foods stores celebrating the launch of their charity partnership with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to announce its new year-long partnership with leading food retailer Heron Foods.
The partnership officially launched last Friday (25th September) which saw all of the 3,000 local staff and employees of Heron’s 237 stores, as well as their Store Support Centre, take part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Heron Foods will aim to raise £250,000 to help Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone. A variety of fundraising events will take place and Heron Foods will also be working with suppliers to add extra value to the partnership.
Mike Igoe, Commercial Director for Heron Foods, said: “We are really pleased to support Macmillan Cancer Support for the next year.
“We chose to partner with the charity because it is something that is close to our hearts and the entire team want to support this worthy cause.
“Macmillan are doing fantastic work in reaching and improving the lives of people living with cancer – and we want to help them keep on doing this great work,” he said.
Catriona Munn, Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are thrilled that Heron Foods has decided to support Macmillan. We look forward to joining forces with the team to raise funds to support people affected by cancer. Thank you to all of the staff and customers who got involved with coffee morning, it was a great way to kick the partnership off in true Macmillan style!”
For more information please contact:
Frankie Harrington, PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
Notes to editor
About Heron Foods
Heron Foods is a family owned food retailer based in the East Riding area of Yorkshire, dedicated to bringing customers the very best value in frozen chilled and grocery products.
The first store opened in 1979 on Holderness Road in Hull and proved to be an immediate success with local people, so much so that further stores were opened in quick succession throughout Hull and the East Riding and then further afield in Lincolnshire and South and North Yorkshire.
In 2012, Heron Foods acquired Cooltrader Stores from Iceland. The company now operates from a 270,000sqft purpose built facility in Melton, East Yorkshire.
There are now 237 Heron Foods stores in the North and Midlands, employing 3,000 local people.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk