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Local Businesses Join Forces to Volunteer Time To Hit Target


As Swansea Bay Business Club goes from strength to strength, volunteers from businesses across Swansea have come together to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the chosen charity of business club President, Bruce Roberts.

The local businesses working in partnership, including established National training provider TLC, MGB Public Relations, AJB Business Solutions, HMT Sancta Maria Hospital and Swansea Creative have pledged to support Bruce in his fundraising total of £20,000.

Bruce Roberts comments: “It is great to see local businesses giving up their valuable time to support this cause.  Through networking at events, many of our attendees expressed a wish to support the fundraising target set and have been incredibly enthusiastic in their support.  It just goes to show that networking events really do provide a wide range of beneficial contacts, and you never know who you might meet at our next business club event.”

Kathryn Morgan, Area Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support comments: “The Mac10month club was formed at the beginning of the year by like-minded people from the business community.  At Macmillan we rely completely on our supporters who give their time and energy to help people facing the toughest fight of their lives.  Without the support of groups like the Mac10monthclub we wouldn’t be able to give people affected by cancer the support they need.  Whether it’s five minutes or five days, the time people choose to devote to volunteering for Macmillan really does matter – helping us make sure no one faces cancer alone.”

Rachel Thomas, Senior Account Manager at MGB Public Relations comments: “I am delighted to be able to support this initiative and from a business perspective it’s great to be able to bring a varied skills set to the (boardroom) table, with every business involved offering a different perspective and expertise.”

Victoria Allison, TLC Director comments: “It is very important to us as a Welsh business to support local charities, we are delighted to be affiliated with Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, and this is one of the ways we can contribute to the sustainability of such an important charity”

HMT Sancta Maria Hospital Director Stuart Hammond comments: “Giving back to both charity and the community is a key objective for us as a business and as a Board Member of Swansea Bay Business Club, I’m enthusiastic to support such a worthy cause as Macmillan.  I will be running the upcoming Swansea Half Marathon with a team of staff and consultants from HMT Sancta Maria and our fundraising will go directly towards supporting their work here in South Wales.”

Andrew Beer, Managing Director of AJB Business Solutions comments: “”I have personally raised money over the last 3 years for other local cancer charities, by undertaking charity cycle rides in Europe. I felt this was a great opportunity to raise a significant amount of money for such a fantastic charity as Macmillan by encouraging a group from the Swansea Bay Business Club to undertake the challenge of the “One Love” ride from Paris to Swansea this summer”.

Jackie Balboni comments: “I joined the Swansea Bay Business Club at the end of last year as a business networking initiative.  Rather than simply attend the lunches, I wanted to have more involvement in the club and joining the Mac10 Fundraising committee seemed like a good opportunity to give something back, particularly as the charity supported is Macmillan, a cause personally close to my heart.”

There are a number of ways to support Swansea Bay Business Club’s fundraising over the next few months.  The upcoming fashion Show, the Paris to Swansea Bike Ride and the Macmillan Gower MacMarathon.  For more information about any of these events, email Kathryn on [email protected] or visit the website