Call to companies to help mark charity’s 100 years

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BUSINESS owners in the Whitby area are asked to help cancer sufferers through Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary campaign marking the organisation’s 100th anniversary.

The organisation is hoping to recruit businesses in areas throughout the country to help raise money for cancer victims.

Sally Millington, fund-raising manager for the Whitby area, said: “Macmillan has been helping to make a difference to the lives of people who are affected by cancer since 1911.

“Over the past 100 years, we have achieved many great things and helped so many people. We’re not about to rest on our laurels, we will continue to build on our achievements and find new ways to give people the support they so desperately need.

“To help us do this, we are looking for local companies to take on our centenary challenge and pledge to raise £100 to £1,000 over the course of the year.

“It’s a great way for firms to get their staff involved, engage with customers and make a big difference.

“Whether it’s displaying collection boxes, taking part in a sponsored event, or organising an event of your own, being a part of our centenary challenge will not only be great fun but will also help to make life easier for people living with cancer.”

Her fund-raising suggestions include a sponsored channel swim in the local pool, a go green day with staff dressed in Macmillan colours for a day, a talent competition, a tea party or a barbeque in the summer.

Anyone interested in taking part in the centenary challenge should contact (01904) 756404 or email More information is available on