Foodie fundraising, super staff engagement and shared values are what makes our partnership with Marks and Spencer so successful.
M&S is the headline sponsor for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and together we have raised over £13 million since 2010 to help fund vital services in local communities across the UK. This incredible total is the result of year round customer and employee engagement, including brave personal challenges, team building fundraisers and in store marketing.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is the real highlight of the partnership as stores turn green for the whole of September. This September it’s even easier to head to M&S and support Macmillan as we introduce a broader range of products in the foodhall and a selection of brand new homeware.
On top of all their fantastic fundraising, M&S have really embedded Macmillan values into their business. We have worked with M&S to ensure that their employees affected by cancer have the support they need in the workplace, with our Work and Cancer initiative. A number of employees across the UK have also given up their time to volunteer for Macmillan, engaging with the cause on a more personal level.
Together we are tackling issues that M&S customers and employees care about, helping to ensure that where there is an M&S, no one has to face cancer alone.
We're extremely proud of how our successful partnership has grown year on year, and particularly how it has evolved into a partnership that works right across our business to deliver a very real benefit to both our staff and customers alike.
Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business at Marks and Spencer