Toolstation raises £743,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2023

Toolstation raises £743,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2023

Toolstation has 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. This is part of Toolstation’s commitment to supporting the community and committing to making positive changes.

Fundraising took place across the business, with colleagues and customers at its distribution centres, head office and 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 its £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.

Kate Goldman-Toomey, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy at Macmillan Cancer Support, says, “We are extremely grateful for Toolstation, and its unwavering commitment to raising vital funds for Macmillan. Through sheer determination and dedication, Toolstation colleagues and customers have once again raised an absolutely staggering amount. 

During 2023, Toolstation also supported several additional charitable initiatives. It continued its partnership with the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise, supporting volunteers aged between 14-24, who may be disengaged or excluded from mainstream education and training to learn DIY and trade skills.

Last year, Toolstation supported several VIY projects including the transformation of a sports centre in Leeds, the refurbishment of a Strong Roots allotment in Norwich, and the renovation of sheltered housing accommodation provided by youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint.

To donate to Toolstation’s fundraising efforts for Macmillan, see here.  

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