Corporate partnerships: Warner Leisure Hotels raises £300k for cancer charity

Plus: PHMG hopes to draw in £100k for charitable foundation; three partnerships for Amey; and Classic Car Show raises £800 for local hospice

A Warner Leisure Hotels event for Macmillan
A Warner Leisure Hotels event for Macmillan

Warner Leisure Hotels has raised more than £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in just over a year. Through a series of fundraising events including bake sales, afternoon teas and raffles, staff and guests at the hotel chain rallied together to raise double the target of £150,000. This amount could fund 15,000 hours of care from health professionals and could help Macmillan support 900 people affected by cancer. Simon Thompson, managing director at Warner Leisure Hotels, said: "We’re really pleased to have raised such a substantial amount of money so early on in our partnership with the charity. Our partnership will continue to help fund a range of help and advice services for people living with cancer."

The audio marketing company PHMG has launched a campaign that it hopes will repeat its achievement last year of raising more than £100,000 for its charitable foundation, which funds charities including the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Action for Children and SOS Children’s Village Illinois. In 2017 the company donated £114,000 through £64,000 of staff fundraising and £50,000 from the company’s board. The board has pledged to donate another £50,000 this year, if staff can raise £50,000 on their own.

The consultancy and infrastructure services company Amey has embarked on partnerships with three social enterprises after joining Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Corporate Challenge, which asks companies to open their supply chains to social businesses. The company spent almost £1m on social enterprises in 2017 and has formed partnerships with the bottled water company Belu, which donates its profits to WaterAid, Recycling Lives, which offers accommodation, education and training to homeless people and the long-term unemployed, and the office supply company Wild Hearts, which helps young people to develop business and employability skills.

The Classic Car Show in Farnham, Hampshire raised more than £800 for the local hospice charity Phyllis Tuckwell at this year’s event, which took place at the beginning of the month. £800 can pay for a week’s care by one of the hospice’s trained physiotherapists.

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