We are proud to support Macmillan Cancer Support as our official charity for 2018.
Chosen by our team, it’s a charity close to our hearts as two Directorbank employees have fought and beaten cancer in recent years!
Marina, our former Financial Controller, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2015 and underwent a punishing treatment programme. Her Macmillan nurse was a reassuring influence and a pillar of strength throughout.
In Marina’s words:
“Macmillan nurses are not paid by the government, but are purely funded by the generosity of the public. When I was affected by the devastating news of cancer, my dedicated Macmillan nurse kept me going. She guided me through enormous amounts of medical vocabulary and supported me through physical and emotional pain. She communicated positive news and held my hand in times of need. No matter what, she was a phone call away. We must continue to support Macmillan so that people diagnosed with cancer receive the level of support that I have. I truly believe it gives them a greater chance to succeed in their battle with cancer”.
Ian, Directorbank’s longest-standing employee, was diagnosed with Colo-Rectal cancer in 2016, an illness which led to a protracted period of concurrent chemo and radio therapy, long sessions in hospital and a difficult recovery. Ian was well aware of the support around him from the Macmillan team should it have been needed and his admiration and respect for the people involved in his recovery to date are steadfast.
About Macmillan Cancer Support:
Right from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan provides a constant source of support, guiding them every step of the way through their treatment and beyond. Not only do they provide medical help, but they assist with practical, emotional and financial support for patients, their families and carers, as well as pushing for better cancer care.
Macmillan Fundraising Activities:
Donations will be made via sponsorship of individual and team fundraising activities.
We will help Marina to raise as much money as possible at ‘Run Regent’s Park 10k’ on 10th June. This July, Marina will also be hiking 26km along the South Downs Way to raise further funds for the charity.
George, one of our Directors, will be taking on ‘Ironman 70.3 Nice’ this September and we will boost his fundraising efforts as he battles with months of training and a gruelling course comprising of a 1.9km sea swim, a 90km bike route and a 21km run!
Several other fundraising activities are planned for the year including a challenging Directorbank team event.
Watch this space!
View the PDF document here: Directorbank supports Macmillan Cancer Support