25 June 2012
On 30 June an intrepid team of walkers from the Friends Life Salford Quays office are hoping to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the company's nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Nineteen individuals will take part in the challenge, which entails walking 26 miles in total across some of England's toughest peaks in around ten hours.
The team hope to raise £1,900 for Macmillan, which will be added to other monies raised throughout the year. Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and pushes for better cancer care in the UK. Last year Friends Life employees raised over £40,000 for Macmillan and hope to match this amount or raise more this year.
Kate McDowell is the management sponsor for the Friends Life employees taking part in the challenge and she comments:
"The team are really looking forward to taking on this challenge. It is for a great cause and they hope they can complete it in the given time. I would like to wish the team good luck and if anyone would like to donate please visit our justgiving page."
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|Contact name||Company||Contact number|
|Jessica Tinsley||Friends Life||0845 268 3057|
|Barnaby Fry||MHP Communications||020 3128 8100|
|Simon Hockridge||MHP Communications||020 3128 8100|
About Friends Life:
Friends Life provides pensions, investments and insurance for over five million customers. Our key business lines are corporate benefits, individual protection and retirement income.
Friends Life is part of the Friends Life Group plc.
Our heritage dates back to 1810, with Friends Provident being founded in 1832 to help alleviate the hardship of Quaker families facing misfortune.
Other brands in the Friends Life group include:
About Macmillan Cancer Support:
Four in ten of us will get cancer. It's the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That's who we are.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you're entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community supporting you online, any time. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
When the time is right, you can do something to help. We can all be part of the team. We are Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 0000.
For further information about Macmillan Cancer Support, please contact
Aimee Aldersley on 020 7840 4916 or AAldersley@macmillan.org.uk.
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