We are very excited to announce that Flight Centre Group UK has raised a whopping £102,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support, our Charity of the Year, 2011 – 2012.
Each year, Flight Centre staff get behind a worthy cause – for the past 12 months, this cause has been the incredible team at Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan provides medical, practical, emotional and financial support to people affected by cancer – helping patients, their carers, families and communities every step of the way.
The Flight Centre crew threw themselves into the challenge. We held in-store fundraising events, baked cakes and even ran marathons to smash our £75,000 target. Even our customers joined the cause. We would like to express a very big and heartfelt thank you to all our customers who helped support Macmillan by donating in store and on our JustGiving page.
Flight Centre Group UK Managing Director Chris Galanty said, ‘Providing people affected by cancer with information and support is essential and we are pleased to have raised funds aiding this truly important cause’.
Macmillan spokesperson Catriona Munn said, ‘On behalf of the Macmillan team, thanks to everyone at Flight Centre Group UK who has thrown themselves into fundraising over the past year. The money raised really does make a difference in supporting people affected by cancer every step of the way, and could help fund many great services – from a Macmillan nurse to a Macmillan information and support centre for example. It has been a pleasure working with all the Flight Centre Group UK employees.’
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 0000.