The Macmillan Cancer Support and Nationwide Building Society partnership was honoured at the 2014 Charity Times Awards last night. The partnership won the prestigious Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution Award, for its incredible efforts to provide lasting benefits, and direct social impact, to people affected by cancer by keeping them in their own homes.
Since choosing to support Macmillan in 1993, Nationwide Building Society has raised £6.8m through employee fundraising activities and AGM Member vote donations. This has provided funding for the Macmillan Support Line (MSL) to assist with calls from people with housing worries and grants to help people living with cancer with mortgage and rental payments, allowing them to stay in their own homes.
Alix Wooding, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan said:
“Huge congratulations to everyone at Nationwide Building Society for this fantastic award win. We are grateful for the exceptionally high levels of effort and enthusiasm that Nationwide Building Society employees and members have poured into our charity partnership, which has resulted in a huge amount of money raised to help reduce the financial burdens1 faced by people affected by cancer and help Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone.”
Stephen Uden, Head of Citizenship at Nationwide said:
“I’m delighted that our sector-leading charity partnership has been recognised by the Charity Times Awards. As a business we have been overwhelmed by the level of engagement and support that our employees and members have for Macmillan, as demonstrated by the £6.8m we have raised together in the last 21 years. I’d like to say huge congratulations, and thank all our employees and members for making such a difference to Macmillan.”