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Climb Against Cancer - January 2016

In January 2016 our North East based team was shocked to find out we were one of the UK’s top charity donors in 2015, among the top 1% of the 532,124 contributors that used JustGiving in 2015.

A large portion of this came from having raised £41,652.77 for Macmillan Cancer Support, with the money raised being targeted at projects in the region to provide better practical, medical, emotional, and financial support for those fighting the disease.

Our exceptionally proud Chairman, Gary Forrest, had this to say: “Raising the money has been great fun and a real challenge – especially the African experience – but most importantly it has been fantastic to have raised so much (and to be recognised for the effort!)”

Erin Fairley, Fundraising Manager with Macmillan Cancer Support in the North East also said: “The support from The High Street Group has been invaluable to Macmillan locally. This is such a huge challenge and they should all be so proud of what they have achieved and the incredible amount of money they have raised. This will enable us to reach the 45 people in the North East who are diagnosed with cancer every day, helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. We cannot thank them enough.”

For this achievement, we received a message and badge of achievement from JustGiving, with Isabel Sanchez, Head of Corporate Sponsorships, saying: “The High Street Group is a great example of an organisation which has highly motivated people that raise money for causes they care about. We congratulate them on this wonderful achievement.”