Our partnership with this incredibly important charity and vital cancer care service was first launched 7 years ago, when one of our own, employee and close friend, Chris Glaba was first diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, Chris lost his battle against the illness back in 2016 and from that moment on, we vowed to assist Macmillan Cancer Support, helping them to continue their important work in supporting others suffering from cancer.
Devising ludicrous fundraising ideas and turning them into real-life situations is how we roll at Skiddle. Take our Festival Challenge, for instance. The aim of the task was to visit 10 music festivals within 48 hours, to drum up as many donations as possible from festival-goers, adding to the funds already secured from those who sponsored us in the build-up. We journeyed 1,000 miles over 20 long hours, appearing in front of a staggering 4 million people, a significant portion of which dug deep into their pockets to help the cause.
We were also the first to ever hold a rave within a Microwave. No, not a real Microwave, our health and safety officer would have blown a fuse! But a stage designed to mimic one almost perfectly. Cooking up a storm at last year’s Highest Point Festival, revellers danced through the day out front of the ‘Microrave’ stage (see what we did there?) with all funds collected going straight to Macmillan.
Along with our annual honouring of our dear friend Chris, at our summer BBQ at Skiddle HQ, we’ve hosted hundreds of fundraising occasions over the years, with donations totalling more than £500,000.
Our partnership with Macmillan has now come to an end, though we will continue to donate outside of our great working relationship. Now, we welcome a brand new partnership with two very special organisations, both with personal connections to the Skiddle family.