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31 January 2013

Premier Foods set to fund 10,000 cancer nursing hours over next two years

Premier Foods is continuing its commitment to engaging its employees in community involvement projects by forging a new corporate charity relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support for the next two years.

Premier Foods is continuing its commitment to engaging its employees in community involvement projects by forging a new corporate charity relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support for the next two years. 

The partnership, which was voted for by employees, will aim to fund 10,000 cancer nursing hours over the next two years making a difference to people affected by cancer across the UK. Two million people are currently living with cancer and Macmillan predicts this number is set to double by 2030.

The Company tries to encourage community involvement through sharing best practices and experiences across its network of site ‘Community Champions’ who motivate, engage and encourage employees to become involved in supporting our corporate charity.

Mark Hughes, Chair of Premier Food’s Sustainability Committee, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a well known charity whose ambition is to reach out and help so many people  living with cancer. We are looking forward to working with our local communities across the country to promote Macmillan Cancer Support and our fundraising activities.”

Lynda Thomas, Director, Fundraising, Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are delighted to be working with Premier Foods. It is our ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer but we cannot do this alone.  This is why support from organisations like Premier Foods and its employees is so valuable to us.”

Premier Foods has recently been working with Help for Heroes (H4H), raising over £260,000 enabling the Company to support the creation of the charity’s dining room at their state of the art recovery centre for the wounded, Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire. Employees raised awareness and funds by creating the Great British Challenge, a Company-wide event that included a Peaks Challenge, H4H Rides to Recovery Series, marathons and trekking 26 miles along Hadrian’s Wall.

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For further information, please contact:

Premier Foods: Lisa Attenborough, Director of Communications   01727 805716

Macmillan Cancer Support: Aimee Aldersley, Senior Communications Officer  020 7840 4916


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