This year, Mantle Financial Planning has decided not to send out Christmas cards. We have instead, made a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support. One of our consultants is a volunteer fund raiser for this wonderful charity and wrote to the local fund raising manager to pass on the good news. He wrote back to say:
‘Instead of spending £2 on a card, £2 could keep a Macmillan information and Support Centre, such as the Butterfly Centre in Epsom (the most local Macmillan Centre to our offices) stocked with all the information resources it needs to support people affected by cancer for an hour. These resources would include booklets, guides, directories and leaflets’.
And that’s the point. As a charity, Macmillan uses donations to help people and their families to cope with the huge personal, medical and financial impact of living with cancer. They do this through providing a range of services including emotional support, direct financial assistance and advice on claiming benefits to make their lives more bearable. They asked us to pass on a link to their website as all donations, no matter how small, are always gratefully received and the money is put to excellent use.