M&S store staff in the running to save lives

M&S staff raised money for Macmillan Support
M&S staff raised money for Macmillan Support

Staff from the Bearsden and Milngavie branches of Marks and Spencer took part in the Great Scottish Run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support recently.

As part of a national partnership with Macmillan, M&S employees and customers in the West of Scotland region raised £71,000 throughout September by holding in-store activities and Macmillan coffee mornings.

Seventy employees added a further £10,000 by taking part in the 10k Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on October 4.

This is the sixth year that M&S has supported the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and during this time the retailer has raised over £4 million for Macmillan.

M&S and Macmillan are working together to fund more specialist Macmillan services in local communities across the UK. This is particularly vital, as the demand for Macmillan services is increasing; 14,261 people in the West of Scotland alone are diagnosed with cancer every year.

David Bates, head of region for the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have helped raise so much for Macmillan, it’s a cause close to the hearts of many of our employees and customers.

“To see so much effort go into fundraising year after year is just tremendous, and I have to give a special mention to the team who took part in the Great Scottish Run. A huge well done.”

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