Dean’s Garden Centre, based in York and Scarborough, has raised a whopping £29,903.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which was their chosen charity of 2018.
The family run business held numerous fundraising activities, competitions, merchandise, cash collections throughout the year to raise funds as well as donations from the Partners themselves.
Sarah Child, local Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said “We are truly amazed at this wonderful donation, which is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for more than six months, helping cancer patients right here in York and Scarborough, live life as fully as they can. A huge thank you to everyone at Dean’s Garden Centre for their dedication to raising funds throughout the year and to their customers for their generosity.”
Laura Dean, Charity Co-ordinator at Dean’s Garden Centre said “Macmillan has a special place in our employee’s and customers hearts, which is clear from the amount raised – this is the most we have ever raised for a charity partner and we are delighted that it will make such a difference locally.”
Macmillan is the UK’s leading cancer supporter charity giving personal, one to one care and support to thousands of people every day. Macmillan is here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
Macmillan Cancer Support is a national charity with local impact, there are around 54 Macmillan professionals supporting people affected by cancer in York and Scarborough, including a breast care nurse, palliative care team, head & neck cancer specialists and benefits advisor. Every penny raised makes a vital difference.