Experian aims to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, its Charity of the Year for 2008

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Natalie Hale
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Experian aims to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, its Charity of the Year for 2008

Nottingham, UK, 26 June 2008 - Experian®, the global information services company, today announced that its UK Charity of the Year, as chosen by its employees, is Macmillan Cancer Support.  Experian is aiming to use its new volunteering scheme to help raise £100,000 for the national charity.

Working directly with Macmillan’s fundraising team, Experian will be rolling out a major fundraising programme across the UK.  Just some of the fundraising tactics planned include:

  • Four dedicated Macmillan fundraising weeks throughout the year – to undertake company-wide activities involving Experian’s 3,500 employees
  • Prizes for fundraising initiatives – encouraging Experian employees to come up with unique and highly successful ways for raising money for Macmillan
  • 3,500 Macmillan collection boxes on every Experian employee’s desk to collect donations and loose change 


Victor Nichols, CEO UK & EMEA of Experian, spoke of his admiration for the charity: “Macmillan supports thousands of people across the UK and it was voted for by our people as Experian’s Charity of the Year, which speaks volumes about its great work.  We are confident that our new volunteering scheme, in which our people get three days paid leave for volunteering projects, will go a long way to helping us reach the £100,000 fundraising target for Macmillan.  Supporting charities, whether at a local or national level, sits at the heart of our business and we are tremendously proud to be involved with Macmillan.”

Jason Suckley, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan, said: “Each and every day in the UK another 780 people are diagnosed with cancer. We want to be there to support every one of them, as well as their families and friends.   It is great to see a large global business like Experian making Macmillan its charity of the year and doing everything it can to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.  The fact that Experian’s employees voted to support Macmillan makes this all the more rewarding.”



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