10 February 2016
Aegon employees with a big cheque for Macmillan
Aegon employees put in a huge effort throughout 2015 to raise a massive £28,222 for Macmillan.
The company’s charity commSaveittee, with lots of support from across the business, coordinated numerous activities and events to raise a record breaking amount and make a real difference for the selected charities.
The sum was awarded to Macmillan by Aegon UK CEO, Adrian Grace at a presentation ceremony at its Edinburgh Park HQ on 28 January.
Adrian Grace, CEO at Aegon UK explained how throughout Aegon individuals and teams pulled together and got involved to give their time and effort.
“It’s extremely powerful to hear about the great work that these charities do to help others and something that inspires us to raise much needed funds. Last year was an extremely busy year for the business, so it makes it even more remarkable that our people supported the many charity activities to make it a record breaking year and raise the highest amount ever – what a fantastic effort!
Getting involved is extremely rewarding and provides employees with a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction. We’ve set the bar high for this year, but with volunteering up fivefold and the charity committee going from strength to strength, we’re up for the challenge.”
Jayne Forbes, Senior Fundraising Manager, Edinburgh at Macmillan Cancer Support, added "We are hugely grateful to Aegon for raising this incredible sum for Macmillan. The range and scale of their fundraising activity is inspiring. From quizzes to parties to bake sales, they pulled out all the stops and their hard work is reflected in the outcome.
In Scotland, there are now 220,000 people living with cancer and 30,000 people hear the devastating news that they have cancer every year. The Macmillan team is there every step of the way. We help people in many ways, from specialist nurses and doctors, to help and advice for people who have financial worries as a result of their cancer diagnosis.
The total raised is astounding and will help us reach more people affected by cancer, so no one has to face it alone."
Find out more about how you can raise money for Macmillan.