C&C Insurance Brokers, based in Romiley, Stockport, are taking part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning to help to raise much needed funds in memory of the company’s founder.
Mr Peter Cooke sadly passed away last year from cancer in 2018.
Peter’s son, Malcolm Cooke, managing director of C&C explains:
We all know somebody who has been, or is currently, affected by cancer but as an employer, we don’t always know how best to support them. A handy pack produced by Macmillan Cancer Support, gives advice on a range of topics including health, finances, carers, legal rights and how to talk about these areas.
Macmillan estimate that 340 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer every day.
We have distributed these packs to all managers so that they can offer the best support to their staff, should they need it. It might not be the staff member who has cancer, but they could be caring for someone who has, or be affected emotionally if someone who they care about has it. The pack educates the reader on the potential impact of the disease on the employee. Macmillan offer businesses the opportunity to register for a FREE toolkit which equips HR and line mangers on how best to support employees affected by cancer in the workplace. Macmillan at work can also speak to you about offering expert training, consultancy, information and support. If you would like to know more or register for a toolkit please visit this link.
Cheryl Jenkinson, Corporate Fundraising Manager – Greater Manchester, Macmillan added,
“Terrifying, earth shattering and confusing. These are just some of the words people have used to describe the moment they were diagnosed with cancer.
Across Greater Manchester, today 40 people have been told, “You have cancer”. Tomorrow, another 40 people will receive the same news, and it will be the same then next day, and the day after that.
The sad truth is, at the moment Macmillan can only be there for one in four people when they hear the news they have cancer. Macmillan is a large national charity – but cancer is bigger than we are. As 98% of our donations come from generous businesses and individual donations, we urgently need support. Macmillan is a charity that is diverse to all and inclusive of everyone, no matter what their cancer type is, their sexual orientation, religious beliefs, culture background or their health care needs.
Macmillan want to be there to help the person struggling to understand their treatment options to make the best decision for them. We want to be there to help your neighbour, who can no longer afford to heat his home or pay his rent because he has had no choice but to stop work while undergo chemotherapy. And we want to be there to help the single mother who is struggling to find the words to tell her young children she has a terminal diagnosis.
With your support we can reach our ambition to be there to help people living with cancer medical, practical and emotional and financial support. So we can be there from the point of diagnosis, through treatment, until we are no longer needed.”
The Coffee Morning takes part on 29th September 2019 and you can find more details about holding your own event at https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk.
If you would like to find out how you can support Macmillan by a donation or becoming a corporate charity partner please contact Cheryl Jenkinson email@example.com.