Trams across the city are ‘going green’ today (May 14th) to mark the start of Macmillan’s £1million fundraising campaign to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer in Nottinghamshire.
NET is the first organisation to back the three-year fundraising campaign with a partnership that’ll see staff take part in a range of fundraising activities.
These include a seven mile sponsored walk along the tram route and today tram drivers will don Macmillan t-shirts whilst volunteer fundraisers will be out in force along the tram route to kick off the campaign.Macmillan
plans to invest over £1million in new cancer services over the next three years including providing more Macmillan nurses and a range of other services to support the growing number of people living with cancer.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET Marketing Manager, said: “We already transport thousands of people to and from the Queen’s Medical Centre each week where Macmillan have recently opened a brand new Cancer Information and Support Centre, so this is a very fitting partnership for us
“We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and want to do as much as possible to help improve their quality of life.
The Macmillan Cancer Partnership in Nottinghamshire has already invested more than £6 million to improve local cancer services over the last three years but more needs to be done.
Tanya Taylor, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan in Nottingham, said: “We need help to raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer in Nottinghamshire. We’re delighted to have NET on board as the very first organisation to join our campaign but we need more support and local people to get behind us to help make a difference.
To get involved call the supporter care team on 0300 1000 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org