Merry Christmas from Attain – fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support 2018

Attain has committed to support Macmillan as our official company charity from December 2017 for one year. This charity was nominated and selected by Attain staff.

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support’s goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.

During 2016/17 Attain supported the Alzheimer’s Society and raised £3,173.70 through our Just Giving page. Despite Attain employees working and living across the country, everyone fundraised throughout the entire year through events organised at company-wide meetings, and individual initiatives. At the 2016 Christmas party we had a ‘promise’ raffle, where our staff promised gifts to each other. These drew on individual talents and skills including personal training, physiotherapy, knitted hats, and even a pub crawl of Brighton! This event alone raised over £500. Other events have included a cupcake competition, fantasy football, cheese and wine evening and taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society memory walks.

In what is becoming a Christmas tradition, Attain will be donating £750.00 to Macmillan Cancer Support in lieu of sending customer Christmas cards and to kick off our fundraising for 2018. We hope that our customers welcome this. We look forward to continuing our fundraising into 2018.

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.