The P&A Group, now in its 35th year, has announced that Macmillan Cancer Support will be its chosen charity for 2020. Employees will undertake a series of fundraising initiatives throughout the year to raise much needed funds for the organisation.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides physical, financial and emotional support to people diagnosed with cancer, from the moment they have been diagnosed through treatment and beyond.

Commenting on the charity, Steve Morgan, P&A Group’s Managing Director said:

“In Wales alone, 19,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year – a shocking figure – but Macmillan is there to support people, helping them to live as full a life as possible. From the moment they are diagnosed, cancer patients can call on a wealth of resources from the charity, including help with work, emotional and financial support.

“We’re aiming to raise £10,000 which could be used to help fund the Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists. It costs £29 for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. If we reach and exceed our target, we’ll be able to fund many hours of these vital nurses.”

Over the coming months employees from the P&A Group will be taking part in a variety of fundraising events. From Llangollen Canal and Snowdon walks to a Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Liverpool to a Tough Mudder challenge, there’s something for everyone, no matter the fitness level! Two female colleagues have even committed to ‘Braving The Shave’ and will be shortly be shaving their heads to raise money for Macmillan.

Rebecca Parke, Macmillan Cancer Support Senior Fundraising Manager – Wales said:

“We are really excited to be working with everyone at the P&A Group in 2020. They have done some incredible fundraising over the years and we can’t wait to see what they achieve for Macmillan Cancer Support this year. We rely almost entirely on donations so every penny that they raise over the next 12 months will make a huge difference to the support we can provide and the lives of local people living with cancer.”

The P&A Group of Companies was established in 1985 as a manufacturer of timber pallets, packing cases and fence panels. It has since grown into a successful multi-divisional organisation selling timber products to the garden trade industry, pallets, manufacturing and installing eco classrooms for schools and includes the Woodworks Garden Centre and Café in Mold.

Committed to employee fitness and long-term well-being, as well as supporting the local community, over the last nine years the P&A Group has raised almost £100,000 for various chosen charities. In 2019 alone, P&A employees, supported by suppliers, customers, friends and family, raised a staggering £22,132.55 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices.