Skiddle has announced that it has raised £200,000 for its charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support. Initially aiming to raise £100,000, this money will help the charity provide vital support and services for people living with cancer across the UK.
In 2015, Skiddle lost a beloved member of their team, Chris Glaba, to cancer at the age of 27. Since then, the North West based company have taken part in a variety of fundraising events, challenges and activities to raise money for Macmillan. They have also launched a charity checkout scheme, which gives customers the opportunity to donate £1 every time they buy a ticket through Skiddle.
The event guide and ticketing outlet, based in Preston, have now set a new target for the next 12 months of a further £50,000. This aim is announced today on Giving Tuesday, a global movement empowering people to give generously.
This new £250,000 fundraising target could help Macmillan continue to provide a range of services such as information booklets, the charity’s Support Line Services and front line Macmillan Nurses.
Richard Dyer, Co-Founder and Director of Skiddle, commented: “If you had told me in 2015 that we would be standing here today having raised nearly £200,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, I wouldn’t have believed you. Supporting this cause is overwhelmingly important to us and there is no better feeling than exceeding a fundraising target, especially when it’s for something that means so much to me and the team at Skiddle. It’s made us more determined than ever to push for £250,000 and reach this goal within the next 12 months.”
Pippa Lock, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, commented: “We want to send a heart-felt thank you to Skiddle staff and customers for their hard work and enthusiastic support. At Macmillan, we rely almost entirely on support from the public and our partners. Without it, we can’t continue to be there for people living with cancer across the UK.”