We have a long tradition of supporting charities. Our staff are enthusiastic fund raisers and our customers are supportive in our efforts to help national and local charities.
In 2014/5, we helped to raise £230,000 for our chosen charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2015/6, we had an exclusive charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Cancer Support
In September 2015, we announced a year-long partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, which coincided with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
We’re aimed to raise £250,000 to help Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone. A variety of fundraising events took place and Heron Foods worked with suppliers to add extra value to the partnership. We smashed the target and raised a grand total of £269,000 through our own events and working with Text Santa.
“We are really pleased to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We chose to partner with the charity because it is something that is close to our hearts and the entire team want to support this worthy cause. Macmillan are doing fantastic work in reaching and improving the lives of people living with cancer – and we want to help them keep on doing this great work.”
Mike Igoe, Commercial Director, Heron Foods
“We are thrilled that Heron Foods has decided to support Macmillan. We look forward to joining forces with the team to raise funds to support people affected by cancer. Thank you to all of the staff and customers who got involved with coffee morning, it was a great way to kick the partnership off in true Macmillan style!”
Catriona Munn, Partnership Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
Teenage Cancer Trust
In 2014 we began a year long association with the national charity Teenage Cancer Trust. We enlisted the help of every member of staff - from board to shop floor - throughout the 12 months to raise the astounding sum of £230,000.
The money we raised has helped fund the expert treatment and support that teenagers around the UK need - from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust are the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
Heron customers and staff make a real difference
We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our loyal customers. Every one of our 240 stores has been involved in the fundraising effort and our customers have shown huge generosity for such worthwhile causes.