As part of the Lothian family, we are delighted to announce today, 31 August 2017, that our chosen Charity of Choice is Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our staff will have the opportunity to wear Macmillan branded pin badges and will get involved in various fundraising events including MacMillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in September with the aim to help local people and their families.
To mark this partnership, one of the Lothian fleet of buses has been fully wrapped in tartan. This can be seen in service this week.
Gaynor Marshall, Communications Director of Lothian, said:
Cancer affects one in 91 people in our operating area and is a disease that touches someone close to us all. We are hoping by working with Macmillan we will help more people get the support they need through difficult times. With more than 2000 staff across the city region we feel very much part of the local community, so our charity partnerships are a great way for us to express that as a company.
Jan Forrest, Head of Regional Fundraising, Scotland and Northern Ireland for Macmillan, added:
We are delighted to be working with Lothian over the next two years.
At Macmillan, we know how cancer can affect everything. We’re here to help people live life, no matter what, but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.
The money raised will go towards some of our services helping people affected by cancer in Edinburgh at the time they need us most. This includes information and support centres in Edinburgh libraries and the Western General Hospital, benefits advice services and Move More Edinburgh – a programme to help people get active after a cancer diagnosis.
Macmillan was one of several organisations shortlisted by the company’s Charity of Choice committee, with the final decision coming after a staff vote.