Creation helps Marie Curie Cancer Care

Wed May 09 10:36:07 UTC 2012

Making a difference

Creation, the brand behind some of the UK's leading credit card and loyalty programmes, is backing Marie Curie Cancer Care during a year when the charity is raising funds to build a new hospice. 

Employees of Creation, are renowned for making an impact in the community, having raised over £85,000 for good causes since 2008 and clocking up 280 hours of community work in 2011.

The charitable activities, ranging from skydiving to fashion shows, together with volunteering activities such as maths mentoring at primary schools, form part of their Make A Difference programme which focuses on developing employees' skills and benefiting local causes helping create a more rewarding place to work.

Sandra Bickerton, Creation's Corporate Social Responsibility sponsor, said: "Marie Curie Cancer Care is a charity close to the hearts of many of our staff and we will look to continue the fantastic work we have done to raise as much money as possible.  We also expect to see our employees continuing to support volunteering opportunities in the Marie Curie shops and hospice."

The support comes at the perfect time for Marie Curie, which is one year into its BIG build appeal, which is raising funds for a new Marie Curie hospice for the West Midlands.

Noel Cramer, West Midlands Capital Appeal Director, Marie Curie Cancer Care commented: "Marie Curie Cancer Care is delighted to have been chosen as Creation's charity of the year. This partnership will help ensure that more people with a terminal illness receive the right care at the right time in the place of their choice. Marie Curie is building a new hospice for the West Midlands to care for more patients in the hospice itself and for people across the region who want to remain in their own homes. We need to raise a further £4million - £3million has already been raised - to fund this project, so Creation and its employees will be making a real difference to people in the area. We look forward to a year of enjoyable fundraising and volunteering ahead."