A leading cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, is set to receive a welcome boost from the West Midlands Metro team as it has been voted their ‘Charity of the Year’.
Vicki Bennett, West Midlands Metro Customer Service Manager, commented: “In the past we’ve supported a wide range of local and national appeals, but more recently we’ve been focusing our fundraising activity around just one charity at a time, voted for by the team.
“In 2022 we raised an amazing total of just over £1,000 for Wolverhampton-based Compton Care, and this year we’ll be aiming to at least match that impressive sum through raffles, coffee mornings and a host of other fundraising events.”
In Birmingham and the Black Country alone, around 11,260 people are, on average, diagnosed with cancer each year, and Macmillan aims to do whatever it takes to help people affected by cancer.
It provides physical, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer through its expert nurses, information and support services, an online community, welfare advice and financial grants.
John Harrison, Relationship Fundraising Manager in the West Midlands for Macmillan Cancer Support, explained: “Through better treatment we have added years to life, but now we need to add life to years. With the help of the Metro team, we can deliver this life-changing impact.
“We are delighted to have been chosen as their charity of the year for 2023, and I’m really looking forward to working with them over the year to raise awareness about the support Macmillan offers to people affected by cancer, and to support the fundraising activities they take on.”