J Murphy & Sons to back Macmillan Cancer Support and GOSH

Over 300 Murphy & Sons employees cast their vote to decide which charities the company would support this coming year.

In a statement released on Monday (April 4) the infrastructure specialists revealed the firm will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH).

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in London. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatments give hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions.

Steve Hollingshead, chief executive officer at Murphy, said:

“When you’re facing serious illness, it can be a terrible time, but Macmillan and GOSH are always there to offer people support when they most need it. It’s a pleasure to support these incredible charities and we’re looking forward to raising lots of money for them over the coming year, so they can keep up the great work.”

Olivia Jary, deputy director of corporate partnerships at GOSH, said:

“Thank you so much to everyone at Murphy for choosing to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. We’re really looking forward to the year ahead and know that your support will make a difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.”

Macmillan Cancer Support helps improve the lives of people living with cancer, their family and friends by providing practical, medical and financial support.

Gemma Crabb from Macmillan’s fundraising team said:

“With over two and a half million people living with cancer in the UK today, the demand for Macmillan services has never been higher. We want to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, and that is why the support of partners such as Murphy is vital. We are really looking forward to working with Murphy over the following year.”

Murphy also supports a number of charitable organisations locally and recently set up a London charity committee that meets every two months. Members are nominated employees who come together to decide on which charities to support and how to fundraise for the chosen charities throughout the year.