Can a fashion retailer help people living with cancer?

Established in 1982, Bonmarché is one of the UK’s largest fashion retailers with more than 30 years of experience selling stylish clothing and accessories in a wide range of sizes. For 19 years, Bonmarché has been a registered charity partner of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising £3.8 million to date.

Two minutes

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. It is not a single disease with a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own distinct treatment. Breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancers together accounted for over half (53%) of all new cancer cases in the UK in 2015.

Supporting Macmillan

Bonmarché is registered charity partner of Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the largest UK charities providing health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Bonmarché have raised £3.8 million to date, which is used to support those affected by cancer in the form of patient grants. Macmillan’s grants provide much needed financial support for people living with cancer by helping them to pay their travel fare for hospital appointments, pay their fuel bills or even to enable them to purchase essential household items such as washing machines or microwaves.

Doing more

Every year Bonmarché hold numerous events in support of Macmillan as well as selling branded goods, such as t-shirts, scarves and pin badges. Each of their 325 stores takes part in their fundraising; hosting fashion events, raffles and tombola’s, cake sales, walks, community events as well as selling charity scarves and t-shirts.

This story shows how Bonmarché supports Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, specifically Target 3.4: “By 2030, reduce by one-third pre-mature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and wellbeing”

About Bonmarché

Bonmarché is one of the UK’s largest budget fashion retailer based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Established in 1982, Bonmarché has more than 30 years of experience in selling affordable, stylish, premium quality clothing and accessories in a wide range of sizes.  

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