startrescue.co.uk has reached a significant landmark in raising money to go to the cancer charity, Macmillan. £30,000 has been collected since startrescue.co.uk has partnered with Macmillan and that number continues to grow every day! This charitable donation has only been possible due to our customers, as startrescue.co.uk donates 12p for every vehicle breakdown policy sold, wherever that policy was bought!
To mark this occasion a visit to startrescue.co.uk’s local Macmillan Information Centre based in Colchester General Hospital was arranged. A group of startrescue.co.uk staff had the opportunity to meet and talk with Emma Sweeney Msc, Macmillan Head of Cancer Nursing at Colchester General Hospital and Macmillan Nurse Deborah Farthing. Emma and Debbie were both very generous and took time out of their hectic schedules to answer questions and give us all a better understanding about how charitable funds are spent.
On the visit Emma said, “It was lovely meeting some of the team and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Start Rescue for the fundraising they have been doing. The money that Start Rescue is raising will make a huge difference to people affected by cancer”.
The visit highlighted the great work Macmillan staff are carrying out every day, but appreciating the size of the task was a sobering experience. Every penny raised for the cancer charity goes to efficient use and they need every penny too, with an estimated 4 million people living with cancer by 2030.
Below we’ve given our customers an idea of what they have enabled startrescue.co.uk to help with and how the £30,000 could be spent.
It’s also worth noting that the leaflets you can see in the photos are a small selection of the 200+ leaflets and booklets that Macmillan publishes. The cost of some of these is as little as 24p each to produce. This means that for every two policies startrescue.co.uk sells is the equivalent of one published leaflet. These tangible numbers give a definite significance to fund raising efforts and the gratitude we have for our customers.
So, once again we’d like to say a big thank you to you all!
After a very successful first 18 month agreement between startrescue.co.uk and Macmillan Cancer Support, the contract has been renewed for a further 2 years. Since the beginning of the partnership startrescue.co.uk raised over £30,000 for the cancer charity – surpassing the estimated target.
Funds were donated by startrescue.co.uk when a policy was sold directly through its website. In the new agreement a donation will be made for every vehicle breakdown policy sold, wherever the customer has come from! This means that startrescue.co.uk will be able to raise funds much quicker and include our entire customer base.
It’s worth repeating the fact that Macmillan rely solely on charitable donations to continue their crucial work. And that without cancer charities such as Macmillan those affected by cancer, whether it be the sufferer or their families, would not get the support they need. Cancer can often bring about the most stressful time in a person’s life: money issues, work commitments and fighting a life threatening illness are everyday worries. Macmillan provides an essential support network that hundreds of thousands of people rely on each year!
All of us at startrescue.co.uk are very proud of the fundraising we’ve been a part of so far and we’re looking forward to continuing to help those affected by cancer. However, it’s important to say that the most recent donation landmark and the next would never have happened if it wasn’t for our loyal customers. For that, both startrescue.co.uk and Macmillan are very grateful!
We are very proud to announce a major new partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, with the aim of raising funds to help Macmillan continue their great work. With every new policy sold, we will donate 12 pence plus VAT to Macmillan Cancer Support. So not only will you be receiving a comprehensive motor breakdown cover policy from one of the fastest growing motor assistance providers in the UK, you will also be helping to raise funds for people affected by cancer.
The excellent job that Macmillan undertakes is the fundamental reason we have decided to choose them as our charity partner. It is a poignant fact that in the next five years almost one in two people will get cancer at some point in their lives. It is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. That’s why Macmillan is here – to support individuals and families in need, with medical, practical and emotional support. From help with money worries and advice about how to explain a diagnosis to your children, to help understanding treatment, Macmillan is there. Supporting families affected by all aspects of cancer is at the heart of what Macmillan does. Below are just some amazing facts about Macmillan.
If we are to step back and think, not only about the devastating nature of the illness, but also the financial impact it can have, the choice to help Macmillan becomes even clearer. Just £203 could help fund a Macmillan nurse, physiotherapist, dietitian, pharmacist or occupational therapist for a working day.
There are now 2.5 million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK and the demand for Macmillan’s services has never been greater. In the next 15 years this figure is set to hit 4 million people living with or beyond cancer. Over 98% of Macmillan’s funding comes from the generosity of the general public so your support does make a real difference.
We hope that you will get behind the team at startrescue.co.uk in backing the efforts of Macmillan Cancer Support to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer. We would also like to thank our previous charitable allegiance, the World Land Trust. startrescue.co.uk worked with the WLT to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions associated with our vehicle rescues in the UK and abroad. We wish WLT all the best for their future endeavours, however, we will remain in contact.
If you would like further information about Macmillan please visit www.macmillan.org.uk Or if you would like to speak to one of their experts please call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm).