23 October 2014
Jeremy Howells, Operations Director of Goodfoot Training
Goodfoot Training has chosen Macmillan as its charity partner for the next 12 months and hopes to raise essential funds from staff and customer fundraising.
Jeremy Howells, Operations Director of Goodfoot Training said: 'To support such a worthy charity like Macmillan was key to who we partnered with for the next 12 to 18 months and we very much looking forward to supporting and raising funds.'
'My personal goal over the next 12-18 months is to team up with one of the overseas challenges which I hope to finalise over the next 2 months so I can start raising money.'
Macmillan was chosen because 'we feel the work and support Macmillan provides to thousands of people is incredible. I have also seen firsthand the fantastic work they did when supporting both family and friends who have experienced cancer.'
The money raised from the partnership will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a nurse-run support line and grants for cancer patients with money problems.
Locally the charity has already funded a Macmillan skin cancer clinical nurse specialist to join the skin cancer service at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Working with other professionals, they aim to increase the service’s capacity in consultant clinics and expand the service’s skin cancer awareness work with schools in the area.
Macmillan’s fundraising manager for South Warwickshire, Camilla Wood said: 'We are delighted to have been chosen as Goodfoot Limited’s charity partner for 2014/2015.'
'No one should have to face cancer alone and with the support of firms like this, they won’t have to. We would like to thank Goodfoot Training for choosing us and we are looking forward to working with the staff to help them come up with some great fundraising ideas and hope they are just as excited by this new partnership as we are.