Staff from the Bearsden and Milngavie branches of Marks and Spencer took part in the Great Scottish Run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support recently.
As part of a national partnership with Macmillan, M&S employees and customers in the West of Scotland region raised £71,000 throughout September by holding in-store activities and Macmillan coffee mornings.
Seventy employees added a further £10,000 by taking part in the 10k Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on October 4.
This is the sixth year that M&S has supported the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and during this time the retailer has raised over £4 million for Macmillan.
M&S and Macmillan are working together to fund more specialist Macmillan services in local communities across the UK. This is particularly vital, as the demand for Macmillan services is increasing; 14,261 people in the West of Scotland alone are diagnosed with cancer every year.
David Bates, head of region for the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have helped raise so much for Macmillan, it’s a cause close to the hearts of many of our employees and customers.
“To see so much effort go into fundraising year after year is just tremendous, and I have to give a special mention to the team who took part in the Great Scottish Run. A huge well done.”