As well as working together to support Virgin Money customers living with cancer, Virgin Money colleagues and customers are also supporting the partnership through fundraising and volunteering. Over 900 colleagues at Virgin Money generously donated the last hour of their 2020 salary to Macmillan and there’s a full calendar of virtual and traditional fundraising events taking place in 2021.
Together we’ve set the ambitious target of raising more than £4.2 million through colleague and marathon fundraising as Charity of the Year for the Virgin Money London Marathon, which will take place on 3 October 2021. For more information about how we are working together, please visit Macmillan's Virgin Money London Marathon website.
Virgin Money colleagues have donated their time too, with a number of colleagues becoming Telephone Buddies during the coronavirus pandemic – giving high-value support to isolated people living with cancer. We are also working together to improve the support available for colleagues living with or affected by cancer. We’ve recruited and trained Macmillan Neighbours to provide peer-to-peer support, and have delivered Macmillan at Work training for Virgin Money HR teams.