PRLog - March 6, 2012 - SOUTH PETHERTON, U.K. -- Albert Goodman was the first business in Somerset to sign up for the Challenge, which launched in early 2011 and asked for 100 companies across the county to pledge to raise £1000 each for Macmillan in its Centenary year. The proceeds from the Centenary Business Challenge will help pay for Macmillan’s ongoing work helping people in the county affected by cancer.
Handing over the cheque
The efforts of the Albert Goodman staff were led by Debbie Ward, who initiated numerous fund raising activities throughout the year and across Albert Goodman’s six offices, including baking competitions and pamper sessions for staff. Some members of staff went the extra mile to raise funds for the charity, such as Neil Hutchings who ran the Bristol half marathon and raised over £420.
The final event of the year was a Winter Fair at Creech St Michael village hall near Taunton. At the Fair many local businesses donated prizes for the raffle, including the top prize of a hot tub worth £500 from Somerset Hot Tubs, which is based at Monkton Elm Garden Centre.
David Griffin, Managing Partner at Albert Goodman commented “Albert Goodman staff raise a considerable amount of money for charity each year and we were pleased to have supported Macmillan Cancer Support as our chosen charity for 2011 and in particular to support Macmillan’s Centenary year. Our target was to raise over the suggest figure of £1,000 and it is a credit to the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff, led by Debbie Ward, that we raised in excess of three times this amount.”
The Centenary Year has been very successful for Macmillan, with the charity expecting to raise well in excess of £240,000.
Every year over 4000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Somerset, many of which are affected financially by their diagnosis. Macmillan offers not only practical, medical, and emotional support to those affected, but also offers financial help towards the cost of cancer.
Albert Goodman has offices across the region including Taunton, Chard, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Weston-super-