Since its inception, the directors of Monthind Clean have been keen to support a number of charity organisations. Now that the company employs almost 1000 employees, based in various locations across East Anglia, it has been agreed that everyone who works for the company should combine their efforts, over the next year, for just one collective cause - Macmillan Cancer Support.
Operations director, Simon Biggs, said: “As a company it is part of our ethos to fundraise for local charities and support our staff in their individual charity endeavours. We felt it was time for a more cohesive approach that could involve everyone who works for us, and in deciding who would benefit most from our collective efforts, it had to be an organisation to which every member of our staff could relate. Although it's very sad to say, it seems everybody has been touched by the effects of cancer, whether directly or indirectly.”
Essex fundraising manager for Macmillan, Amy Macgregor, said: “We at Macmillan are over the moon that Monthind Clean has chosen to support Macmillan Cancer Support. As a company, they have set themselves a target to raise £5000 to help provide Macmillan grants to people who really need it. Macmillan grants help people with cancer to meet costs that can arise from the condition and its treatment, like heating bills or costs of trips to and from the hospital. The average grant given out last year was £298. Having a company like Monthind Clean supporting the charity will make a huge difference to people living with and affected by cancer.”
Although Monthind Clean has set itself a tough target for the next 12 months, the company has already made a great start with money raised from coffee and cake meetings held at the company's Colchester and Norwich offices, and at a management meeting held in Ipswich. These events coincided with Macmillan's own 'Biggest Ever Coffee Morning' fundraiser, a day when the nation is permitted to gorge on cakes to raise money for others less fortunate.