Galliers announces major charity sponsorship programme

Galliers announces major charity sponsorship programme

20/06/2019

Galliers Homes has announced that it is sponsoring a range of events in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support this year.

Sharon Taylor, Marketing Executive with Galliers, said that the major sponsorship package is a continuing arrangement with the charity.

“Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire is such a worthwhile organisation providing essential services in the county.

“Last year we were the Headline Sponsor for the Coracle World Championships and in addition raised over £6,000 and we are delighted to again be providing essential funding for some of their brilliant events in 2019.

“As well as the corporate backing deal we will be taking part in some of the days and will be raising money through personal fundraising so the amount will well exceed last year.

“Our staff will also be acting as volunteers at some of the events so we will be contributing in a range of ways, as well as having fun!” she said.

Galliers Homes are supporting a wide range events across the county throughout the year, which are:

  • Shrewsbury Wacky Races, The Quarry on Sunday 26th May
  • Oswestry Colour Run, British Ironwork Centre on Sunday 30th June
  • We’re a Knockout, Newport Rugby Club on Saturday 6th July
  • Coracle World Championships, Shrewsbury on Friday 13th September
  • The Greatest Show Ball, British Ironwork Centre on Saturday 7th December

Kate Thomas, Shropshire Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support,commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to be working so closely with Galliers Homes on such a selection of diverse events across the county.  All of the money raised will help Macmillan Cancer Support to be there for anyone living with cancer in Shropshire from the moment they are diagnosed, helping them to live life as fully as they can.”

Money raised by events such as the ones mentioned above can help fund a wide range of Macmillan professional roles in Shropshire.

Macmillan currently has 12 clinical nurse specialists at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, each specialising in a different tumour site. These include:

  • 2 Macmillan lung cancer clinical nurse specialists who make sure all lung cancer patients receive a high level of care. They carry out a full holistic assessment of your needs and help to control any symptoms you may have.
  • A Macmillan Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who will make sure that all children with a cancer diagnosis, and their parents and siblings, continue to have access to high-quality support and care throughout their cancer experience.
  • A Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist who can use their specialist knowledge of head and neck cancer to provide advice on the cancer process, and treatment options that are available.
  • £28 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Generous donations made by local Macmillan supporters, like Galliers Home, could help fund Macmillan nurses, like those mentioned above.

To find out how you can support Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire, please contact Kate Thomas, Regional Fundraising Manager, on 07894 936358.

To find out about Macmillan services in Shropshire, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk