Greater Anglia staff hope to raise hundreds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday, 29 September 2017

Staff at train operator, Greater Anglia, are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support today by holding coffee mornings across the network.

Teams from across the company have been baking cakes to sell at stations and in offices and collecting donations to support the Cancer charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

At Norwich station, two brave employees – Karen from Customer Relations and Mickey the conductor, along with their friend Rik - were sponsored to have their heads shaved on the station’s concourse while their colleagues collected donations and also sold cakes to passers-by.

At London Liverpool Street station, staff baked a Greater Anglia themed cake and manned a stall to collect donations and at the company’s headquarters in Colchester staff held a coffee morning with lots of cake which raised £170.

Last year, the company donated over £1000 to Macmillan Cancer Support after staff named Macmillan one of their nominated charities.

Now they hope that rail passengers and colleagues will dig deep to support the charity which works to improve the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushing for better care for those affected with a condition that affects so many lives.

Lee Ivor Smith, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “I’m very pleased for my team at London Liverpool Street to get involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event. With the generosity of the thousands of passengers that pass through the station every day and the help of colleagues I’m sure we will raise a huge amount for this very worthy cause. Many of our colleagues have been affected by cancer and we hope our efforts will help support those who have been affected by the condition."