estate agent Manning Stainton has launched a new campaign to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.
‘Mannings for Macmillan 2016’ is the third time the company has chosen Macmillan as the main focus of its annual fundraising, which has generated a total of more than £130,000. The money has been used to pay for a specialist breast cancer nurse at St James’ Hospital in Leeds.
Colleagues from the agent’s network of 19 sales and lettings offices across West and North Yorkshire will be taking part in a range of activities throughout the year including the Knaresborough Bed Race and the Paint Green Leeds event in June.
Mark Manning, the firm’s sales director, said: “I am immensely proud of the way the entire company, as well as family, friends and our contacts in the local business community have embraced our previous fund raising efforts and I am confident they will do the same again this year.
‘Cancer affects far too many people, including those nearest to us. That is why everybody is so willing to do their bit to support the wonderful work Macmillan does.’
Matt Jameson, Macmillan’s Leeds fundraising manager, said: “The charity is funded almost entirely through donations from the public and the incredible support of companies like Manning Stainton. Their generous financial contribution really does make a massive difference to the lives of local cancer patients and helps towards our goal of ensuring no-one faces cancer alone. We really cannot thank them enough.’
Manning Stainton also helps local schools, clubs and youth organisation through its community support programme. In 2015 the agent made donations to over 100 such groups, totalling in excess of £65,000.