// Dunelm raises over £1.2mn for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of a two-year partnership
// Dunelm staff took part in local and national fundraising events, including Macmillan’s Mighty Hike which raised a total £80K
Dunelm has announced that it raised over £1.2 million for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of a two-year fundraising partnership.
To mark the milestone, 15 Dunelm staff appeared, remotely from across the country, in a motivational video in support of Macmillan’s latest campaign Whatever It Takes.
In February 2019, Dunelm pledged to raise £1 million for Macmillan, which could fund 17 Macmillan professionals for one year.
As well as nurses, the professionals range from physiotherapists, phycologists, financial advisors, speech therapists and family support workers who all work with people following a cancer diagnosis to help them live life as fully as they can.
Dunelm staff took part in local and national fundraising events, from record breaking attempts and fancy-dress days, to braving the shave and sponsored walks, including Macmillan’s Mighty Hike, from which staff raised £40,000.
To maximise fundraising, Dunelm matched-funded the amount raised on the hike making the grand total £80,000.
The furniture retailer also donated 5p from every cup of tea sold through its coffee shop brand, Pausa, to the charity, as well as selling Macmillan fundraising merchandise in 175 of its stores.
“I’m immensely proud of our colleagues and thankful to our customers, family and friends who have donated what they can to help those affected by cancer,” Dunelm chief executive Nick Wilkinson said.
“This World Cancer Day we celebrate the £1.2 million we’ve raised to date, but most importantly, Macmillan Cancer Support and the incredible work they do.”