Friday 5th April 2019
B&M Stores from areas known as Area 16 and Area 34 have collected donations at till points, organised family fun days, enjoyed dress down days and even run half marathons and jumped out of aeroplanes – all to raise money to support young people with cancer.
The support came about thanks to the unerring passion and support of Area Manager Tim Bailey. Tim had a personal connection to Teenage Cancer Trust and his enthusiasm and desire to make a difference to the lives of young people with cancer was the driving force behind the partnership.
Since 2017, B&M Stores support for Teenage Cancer Trust has reached an incredible £144,544.18! Stores, employees and customers have contributed £84,544.18 of that total amount, with the remainder coming from the B&M Community Fund.
Grace Higgins, Teenage Cancer Trust Regional Fundraising Manager, said:
I am stunned by what B&M have achieved, and so grateful to Tim and Charity Champions Kurt and Michelle, as well as all of the stores, staff and customers for raising this phenomenal amount. The support we have received from B&M Stores has enabled us to establish a larger nursing team in the West Midlands as part of our Nursing and Support Programme. We are currently only reaching 50% of young people with cancer in the region, but with the introduction of this new service we aim to reach all young people by 2020.
B&M Stores took Teenage Cancer Trust to their hearts and pulled out the stops to support our work. In addition to their fundraising, B&M have provided drinks and snacks for our runners and volunteers at the Great Birmingham Run, boxes of biscuits for a group of long term supporters at Christmas time and attended our supporter events.