Fujitsu - Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Partnership
Since November 2016, Fujitsu has been working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. Our employees selected Macmillan as the charity to support, and with our help, volunteers are reaching more people living with cancer than ever before. Together with Macmillan, we are raising vital funds and transforming the digital experience for volunteers.
There are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK but by 2020 almost one in two people are likely to get cancer in their lifetime. For these people it’s comforting to know that the Macmillan team is there to support them, providing medical, emotional, financial and practical support.
It is Macmillan’s ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. Macmillan professionals such as nurses, occupational therapists and dieticians, volunteers and campaigners work tirelessly to provide vital support for people with cancer so they can take back control of their lives. At Fujitsu, we are using our skills and expertise to help them reach their goal faster.
The Fujitsu - Macmillan Partnership Goal
Our two-year plan is to transform the Macmillan digital experience and raise vital funds by:
driving performance through Innovation and ICT
sharing skills and business expertise
raising awareness of Macmillan and our partnership
We have pledged to raise £200,000 over two years through a range of employee-led events, including donating an hour’s wage, Easter fundraisers, quizzes, golf days, 5K races and more - in the first year, our employees raised over £100,000.
As part of the Fujitsu partnership, Macmillan was given the opportunity to participate in an Activ8 co-creation campaign. Within the space of five months, Macmillan went from identifying the business challenge they wanted to overcome - contactless donations, to raising more money out on the street. Not carrying cash is no longer a barrier to donating - using Fujitsu contactless prototypes, fundraisers are now able to take card payments.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning -
To raise money for Macmillan, Fujitsu colleagues from all UK&IE sites got together for coffee and cake. They raised an amazing £10,000 which is enough to pay for a Macmillan nurse for more than 2 months.
5K My Way
The race could be completed in any way - walking, jogging, running, hopping and even 3-legged! 327 employees from across 6 Fujitsu sites took part and raised £16,578. For those wanting a bigger challenge, there was the option to complete 10K.
Watch our highlights video from our 5K run at Swinley Forest in Berkshire »
Fujitsu junior talent pool fundraising and time donation
So far, our junior talent groups have raised over £17,000 for Macmillan, including matched funding from Fujitsu. In addition, Fujitsu graduates are creating innovative solutions to improve how Macmillan engage corporate partners and challenge events participants.
Improving the volunteering experience
Fujitsu staff have also been volunteering their time to support Macmillan in all sorts of other unique ways, including a business mentoring scheme. This involves Fujitsu expert project managers mentoring and coaching Macmillan project managers to help them develop their personal and professional skills and capabilities.
Fujitsu’s commitment to charity partnerships
Fujitsu’s charity partnerships are part of our company’s commitment to making a positive contribution to society and the communities it operates within. Our previous charity partners were Shelter (2012-2014) and Action for Children (2014-2016).
Watch the videos below to find out more about our work with Action for Children and Shelter: