UK. Travel restaurateur SSP UK has named Macmillan Cancer Support as its new charity of the year.

Macmillan provides emotional, practical, financial and medical support to people and their friends and families living with cancer.  Throughout 2018, SSP staff across the company’s near 700 UK outlets will take part in fundraising for the charity.

This includes four dedicated fundraising events such as Macmillan’s well-known annual Coffee Morning, at locations including its London and Birmingham offices.

Macmillan will also receive a third of the donations raised in till-point collection tins for the SSP Foundation. A £100,000 (US$139,000) grant from the SSP Foundation will add a further boost to the fundraising.

“We’re pleased to be working together with Macmillan to fund expert cancer support. We have around 10,000 colleagues across the country, which means that unfortunately, cancer will have affected many of us,” said SSP UK & Ireland CEO Simon Smith.

“But Macmillan is there to help people live life, and by fundraising for this important charity, our colleagues will help people get the support they need to face cancer. We are looking forward to a year of fun charitable events and hope to raise thousands for Macmillan in the process.”

Macmillan Cancer Support Corporate Partnership Manager Gini Smith added: “We’re delighted to welcome SSP UK onboard as a new corporate partner.

“Almost one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis by 2020, and Macmillan’s aim is to be there for everyone living with cancer when they need it most.  We rely on much-needed donations from companies such as SSP to be able to provide support during treatment or help with work and money worries.”

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