Branch News
October 10, 2016

MKM branches raise over £3,500 for Macmillan charity

Four branches of MKM have collectively raised £3,535 for cancer support charity Macmillan through various fundraising activities and sponsorships.

Most recently, on Saturday 8 October MKM Redcar organised a sponsored ‘Gallon Walk’, with staff and customers planning to walk 8 miles with pitstops at eight pubs (for eight pints) en route.

Scott McCabe, branch director at MKM Redcar, attended the walk, along with team members Simon Dixon and Billy Williams, plus customers Neil Irwin, Gareth Perkins, Paul Payne and Morris the puppy.

The branch uploaded these photos to the MKM Redcar Facebook page, saying: “Scenery was great, conversation was ‘varied’ and the beer was wet. Great day.”

The men walked from The Gothland (the pub featured in ITV series Heartbeat) to Egton Bridge, though due to Scott making an “unplanned” detour, they only managed six pubs.

Combined with a 24 mile walk the branch organised in May, MKM Redcar has made a total of £1,200 for Macmillan, which will be sent to the charity soon.

Scott said the branch is already planning their next walk, which will be in early spring. If you’d like to get involved just pop in store.

Charity fundraising doesn’t stop there for MKM staff.

Darion Tighe from MKM Goole arranged a bake sale as part of Macmillan’s national Coffee Morning event.

Customers who came into the East Yorkshire branch on Friday 30 September were tempted by home-made brownies, cupcakes, slices of carrot cake and a big Victoria sponge, all baked by Darion and her grandmothers.

Darion and her mum manned the stall, which made £200 for the charity:

Back in August, MKM Goole and MKM Selby joined forces to host a golf day for customers from their branches. This raised a further £535 for Macmillan.

And a few weeks ago MKM Beverley also partook in fundraising activities for the charity, with six members of staff “braving the shave” and raising over £1,600.