Lothian announce first Charity of Choice

We're looking forward to working with Macmillan Cancer Support

We are delighted to announce our staff have chosen MacMillan Cancer Support as the company's first official ‘Charity of Choice’ partner.

To mark this partnership, a fully wrapped tartan bus will join our fleet from today 31 August.

The bus, which is fully wrapped in Macmillan’s special Kinloch Anderson tartan will run on various routes across the city and features Macmillan information and statistics to help raise awareness in our operating area.

Staff from across the Lothian family will also show support for the charity through various events, beginning with Doors Open Day and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, both in September with the aim to raise vital funds to help local people and their families..

All Lothian drivers will have the opportunity to wear a Macmillan branded pin badge and staff driving on this special bus will have the option of wearing a tie woven in the Macmillan tartan when behind the wheel.

 In the last five years Lothian has raised or given donations-in-kind to the value of over £1,000,000 to local charities in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Gaynor Marshall, Communications Director of Lothian, said:

Cancer affects one in 91 people in our operating area and is a disease that touches someone close to us all.  We are hoping by working with Macmillan we will help more people get the support they need through difficult times. With more than 2000 staff across the city region we feel very much part of the local community, so our charity partnerships are a great way for us to express that as a company.

Jan Forrest, Head of Regional Fundraising, Scotland and Northern Ireland for Macmillan, added:

We are delighted to be working with Lothian over the next two years.

At Macmillan, we know how cancer can affect everything. We’re here to help people live life, no matter what, but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.

The money raised will go towards some of our services helping people affected by cancer in Edinburgh at the time they need us most. This includes information and support centres in Edinburgh libraries and the Western General Hospital, benefits advice services and Move More Edinburgh – a programme to help people get active after a cancer diagnosis.

Macmillan was one of several organisations shortlisted by the company’s Charity of Choice committee, with the final decision coming after a staff vote.

Find out more about MacMillan Services.

Posted on: Thu, August 31, 2017 at 4:07
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