At Purdie Worldwide we’re very proud to be a corporate sponsor of Macmillan Cancer Support. Out of all the charities we looked at supporting we felt that Macmillan offered the best support to our local area. Not only this, but many of us here at Purdie Worldwide have had personal experience of the Macmillan Support services when we needed them most.
Throughout the year we’ll be participating in several Macmillan Charity events in order to raise money and awareness for Cancer Support. However, did you know you can help Macmillan by donating a small amount when moving house with us? We’ve added a small section to our acceptance forms asking for a small donation of £2.50, that if ticked and accepted, Purdie Worldwide will match that £2.50! As a result we’re hoping to raise £5 for every move we do for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Read all about Macmillan Cancer Support below and see how they’re reshaping Cancer Support for the better. Or donate to the cause through our JustGiving page here.
We help thousands of people with the physical, financial and emotional impact of cancer. We want everyone to have the support they need with whatever cancer throws their way. We’re almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people who need us without your help.
Here’s how cancer affects people in your area, what Macmillan is doing to help and how you can support us to do more.
Cancer impacts on life in so many ways. It’s not just the diagnosis and treatment, cancer can affect so much more. People with cancer often have lots of questions but don’t know about support available to them. Getting the right information whenever and wherever you need it can make all the difference.
As part of a three year partnership with Edinburgh and West Lothian council’s Libraries and Information Service we are; investing over £555,000 to fund Edinburgh Libraries and £700,000 in the West Lothian Libraries Service. Staffed by trained volunteers these services will give people cancer information specific to their worries and questions and being based in libraries makes them easy for the community to access. They can also direct people to other local support services and provide Macmillan leaflets and information booklets.
This service will be available in six libraries in Edinburgh, four in West Lothian and via other community projects; creating more places for people living with cancer to get information and support that’s personal to their needs from the moment they are diagnosed.
Volunteer – Visit volunteering.macmillan.org.uk to find out what is needed in your area
Campaign – Our campaigns fight for real change for people affected by cancer. Find out how to get involved at https://macmillan.org.uk/campaigns
Donate – Help us support morepeople living with cancer, and their families, by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/purdieworldwide
We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you. For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 seven days a week 8am-8pm or visit macmillan.org.uk. To give, fundraise or volunteer call 0300 1000 200 or visit macmillan.org.uk
In July we organised and held our very own Quiz Night and raised over £600! You can read all about it here.
Although not in direct link with Macmillan we entered Livingston's very first Soapbox race and kindly decorated our soapbox with some Macmillan stickers to raise awareness in the local area. You can read all about our soapbox adventure here.
On Friday the 27th of September we took part in the World's Largest Coffee Morning and had our own Coffee Morning with loads of homemade cakes and scones! In total we raised £182 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
To donate directly please click here.
We're taking things very seriously this October as we Go Sober for October! Find out more here or pop back closer to the time and we'll provide some updates.
As the dark nights close in, and it gets even colder, the last thing you'd want to do would be to shave all your hair off! Well that's what we're doing for November as we set about 2 Purdie employee with a pair of hair clippers! Check back for the exact date and stick it in your diary. You can read more here. ***Rumour has it our MD Neil Purdie and Purdie Property Manager Peter Sneddon will be Braving the Shave this year!***
Our intrepid General Manager Robert Cooper will attempt to complete the Edinburgh Christmas 10k this December. His training began way back in April and he's been building up to running the full 10k. You can read more about it here.