News Timber Merchants Ridgeons Kick Second Year Fundraising Macmillan Cancer Support

East of England timber and builders merchants Ridgeons has launched its second year of fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Having set an initial target of £20,000 for the two-year partnership in 2015, Ridgeons raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which provides support, advice and specialist healthcare to those affected by cancer.

With a packed calendar of fundraising events taking place across its 26 branches, Ridgeons is now looking to exceed last year’s total of £15,254 this year by hosting quiz nights, branch coffee mornings, Go Green Week and a festive Merry Macmillan Week.

In addition to corporate fundraising events, Ridgeons, which has steadily grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent timber and builders merchants since being founded in 1911, has also set up a corporate ‘Just Giving’ page to encourage employees to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support in any individual charity events that they may be taking part in.

Ridgeon group PR director, Gordon Ridgeon said: “We are thrilled by the total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout 2015. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all Ridgeons employees for their outstanding efforts to reach this milestone. Together we are now determined to surpass our two-year target for a worthwhile cause that affects so many.”

Jordan Russell, fundraising manager in Cambridgeshire for Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money Ridgeons has raised so far. We really appreciate all of their hard work and effort.

“We’re very excited for all of the events they have planned this year and look forward to continuing our partnership with them. Their fundraising is going to make such a different to those affected by cancer.”

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