Fundraising has ranged from a charity football match where DWF’s people played against ‘Celebrity All Stars’; DWF people abseiling the Trafford Centre; a fashion show; an auction; an ice bucket challenge; and ending the four-year partnership with a casino night at Manchester 235 Casino.
The money raised is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a whole year, helping many people affected by cancer; the Manchester Macmillan Benefits Advice Service for three months, helping around 375 people get the financial support they need; or to help fund ‘Beryl’, a mobile information centre which helps Macmillan to support hard-to-reach minority ethnic groups and rural communities.
Mandy West, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, comments: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the DWF staff and clients who have helped raise over £58,000 for Macmillan. We are so proud of what DWF have managed to achieve in the four years they have supported Macmillan and wish them all the luck with the new DWF Foundation.”
As a registered charity, the DWF Foundation has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and support to help local communities achieve their full potential, and focusses on education, employability, health & wellbeing and homelessness. The DWF Foundation supports charities and projects that tackle specific community issues; helps voluntary and community groups to become more effective and efficient; encourages involvement of those too often excluded; and enables young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.