Gemini Print worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to help promote the first-ever BRIGHTON TAKEOVER that took place June 13th.
On the collection day, Sarah Coxhill and her Macmillan colleagues gained help from just under 50 local businesses and around 180 volunteers, giving more than 400 hours of their time.
Their efforts and the generosity of the public raised:
The impact this has across Sussex is huge, funding the equivalent of 400 counselling sessions for people affected by cancer – or providing around 100 days of welfare benefits advice for people who need the financial support they are entitled to as a result of their diagnosis. Typically someone is £350 a month worse off after diagnosis, with many losing their employment. £1.4 million pounds worth of unclaimed benefits in 2018 were unearthed!
Steve Cropper, Gemini Print managing director, shared the story of the importance of Macmillan Cancer Support services for his late mother. He said, “The vital role they play for so many means help from across the community has to be maintained and supported in whatever way everyone can. Well done to Sarah and all the team for their hard work in creating this new fundraising event success!”.