In December we announced that Pavers employees had helped to bring a successful start to The Pavers Foundation by voting for Macmillan Cancer Support as our first ever chosen charity.
Every six months we nominate four charities to be put to a popular vote amongst our colleagues at Pavers Shoes, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes, the causes are chosen based on our core values, healthcare, education and community.
The cause which receives the most votes is selected as one of our two annual charities.
As such, a phenomenal £62,500 has been donated to the charity that is relentless in providing incredible care for those directly affected by cancer. In December, both Stuart and Jason Paver met with Sophie and Clara from Macmillan, to handover the donation and discussed how this donation will make a difference to both the charity and surrounding communities.
We were thrilled to learn that this donation could fund a local Macmillan Nurse for one year, or provide 2,232 hours of nursing hours. This care includes medical and emotional support for patients and their loved ones. Macmillan provides support which goes far beyond what the NHS can afford to provide, focusing on the holistic needs of a patient alongside medical care.
This life changing donation would not have been possible without the help of our colleagues at Pavers, their vote means that hundreds of those directly affected by cancer will receive incredible support through the darkest times.
To learn more about Macmillan and the tireless work they do, pop over to our Chosen Charity page >>
We must not forget to mention the three runners up to the charity of the year, each received an amazing £2,500 from The Pavers Foundation.
Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps for children and their families living with a serious illness, supported by a 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to discovering the cause, find cures and provide care for children with cancer. Almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.
Pssst… the next vote is soon to open for the next chosen charity, make sure you watch this space for more details!