Toolstation’s Massive Cancer Charity Boost
Toolstation, part of Travis Perkins plc, raised £743,000 for its designated charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, in 2023.
Since launching the charity partnership in 2020, Toolstation has raised over £2,000,000 for Macmillan, to help fund vital physical, financial, and emotional support to the millions of people living with cancer across the UK.
Fundraising took place across the business, with colleagues and customers at its distribution centres, head office and 550+ stores all getting involved over the last year to help reach the figure.
Toolstation colleagues competed in the London Marathon last April for the third consecutive year, raising over £90,000 in the process, whilst a team of 20 colleagues took on the Tough Mudder challenge in August, raising over £8,000.
The business also sponsored several colleagues to shave their heads for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of its Brave the Shave campaign, including Contact Centre colleague Fiona Staples, who raised over £1,000.
Other fundraising initiatives included a 563-mile walk in March hosted by Toolstation’s Finance team to support their £2,500 goal for 2023, and a 992-mile dog walk challenge undertaken by 16 colleagues in May.
Throughout the year Toolstation colleagues across the UK showed their support for Macmillan by hosting regular store raffles, bake sales, fancy dress days and Macmillan Coffee Mornings, all of which were backed by customer and colleague donations.
Fundraising efforts for Macmillan also came through Toolstation’s collaboration with micro-donation charity Pennies, which enables customers to add an optional donation to the charity onto their purchases when paying by card and contactless.
Toolstation’s Managing Director, Angela Rushforth says: “It’s amazing to think that we’ve raised so much money thanks to the generosity of our customers and colleagues. The wonderful work and support that Macmillan provides helps so many people and we’re so pleased that the £743,000 raised will continue to support the charity in its efforts to be there for everyone living with or affected by cancer.”
To donate to Toolstation’s fundraising efforts for Macmillan, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/toolstation2024