Customers to be invited to increase the value of their shop by £1 to make a donation
London’s leading decorating and DIY specialist, which has A branchin Putney, will add extra gloss to the fundraising efforts of Macmillan Cancer Support for the whole month of October.
Leyland SDM, which has 23 branches in prominent high street locations across London, including the Upper Richmond Road in Putney, will run its ‘Add a Pound for Macmillan’ initiative next month.
Customers at each of the branches will be invited to increase the value of their shop by £1 to make a donation to the charity.
Paul Gerreli, Marketing Director at Leyland SDM, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support does fantastic work and we are delighted to be showing our support in October. Customers will be given the chance to add a £1 to their shopping bill and we will also be providing a contribution on behalf of the business, with an overall aim of raising £20,000 throughout the month.
“Sadly, the vast majority of people will have seen their lives touched by cancer in one way or another and Macmillan is close to the hearts of many. Like all charities and organisations, Covid-19 has had an impact on Macmillan. We have supported the charity in recent times and, while circumstances are very different this year, we were determined to continue with our backing.”
Macmillan is the UK’s leading cancer support charity, with an ambition to be there for everyone from the moment they are diagnosed. The charity has worked to intensify its offering during the pandemic.
Julie Holland, Macmillan’s Senior Fundraising Manager for London, said: “For more than 100 years, we’ve been there for people with cancer when they needed us most. Today is no exception.
“We are delighted that Leyland SDM is joining our fundraising efforts so we can keep providing physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people that count on all of us so that cancer does not become the Forgotten ‘C’.
“Cancer is not going anywhere. And neither can we. Whether you want to donate, fundraise or volunteer – call 0300 1000 200 or visit macmillan.org.uk."
September 28, 2020