A leading cancer charity is urging people across Whitby to swap Christmas cards for Christmas posters to help people with cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support is urging employees to pass on Christmas greetings to each other via a festive poster, rather than sending Christmas cards to colleagues.
As well as saving time for workers who no longer need to write out multiple Christmas cards, the posters will also help raise charity cash, with all those leaving a Christmas message asked to leave a donation for Macmillan.
Macmillan fund-raising manager for Whitby, Sally Millington said: “We think our Christmas posters are a great idea and hope they will prove really popular in workplaces.
“No-one wants to be seen as the office Scrooge at Christmas, so if one person brings in cards for everyone, most other staff feel the need to do the same thing.
“However you can head off the annual Christmas hand cramp by ordering one of our Christmas posters.
“Everyone in the office can just write one message before putting a donation in the Macmillan collection box.
“It’s an easy way to help a good cause and cross one Christmas task off your list.”
Macmillan is hoping their Christmas posters across Whitby and district will help raise thousands of pounds to fund its vital cancer services, from nurses and doctors, to support and advice for people with cancer who have financial problems.
Mrs Millington added: “Macmillan relies almost entirely on donations and every penny really matters.
“All the small sums of money people donate to us add up to allow us to fund our vital services.
“Without the public’s generous donations services like this would not be possible.
“We hope everyone will get involved with our Christmas campaign and help us continue to improve services for local people with cancer.”
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