Blenheim Staff Hand Over Giant Cheque to Cancer Charity

Staff at Blenheim Palace handed over a giant cheque for £14,500 to Maggie’s Oxford cancer charity after a year-long fundraising initiative.

Each year Blenheim Palace supports a local charity to help build relationships between the Palace and the community, increase employee engagement and to benefit the many organisations who provide assistance to Oxfordshire residents.

To help raise money for Maggie’s staff held a quiz night, hosted a fundraising breakfast and staged a Midsummer Night’s Dream Ball. In May a team will also be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge on behalf of the charity.

Sarah Morris, Head of Human Resources at Blenheim Palace, said: “I am very proud of the effort and commitment of our staff to support such a worthwhile, effective and important local charity.

“Cancer is something which affects every one of us, directly or indirectly, and the need for care and understanding, both for the person with cancer and their families, is incredibly important,” she added.

The cheque was handed over to Maggie’s Centre Fundraising Manager, Pip Dingle.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Blenheim Palace,” she said.

“The fundraising efforts of all the staff will help provide vital support for people with cancer and their family and friends. From nutrition and benefits advice, right through to relaxation sessions and exercise classes, Maggie’s provides free support for people when they need it most.

“We’re so grateful for all the hard work the – it’s been a very busy team effort.

“We’re overwhelmed by their efforts, which will make a huge difference to local people with cancer who can access support at Maggie’s,” she added.

Maggie’s Oxford offers free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends at its purpose-built centre in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital in Headington.

The centre is funded entirely by voluntary donations and does not receive any government or NHS funding.

  • For more information on making a donation or to find out about other ways to get involved, please contact Pip Dingle on pip.dingle@maggiescentres.org or 07920848825.

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