Construction Cancer Coalition
Benchmarx is working alongside businesses in the building and construction industry to break down walls and help more people open up about cancer
As Benchmarx has many male employees, customer and suppliers, we are uniquely placed to help Macmillan reach and encourage men to speak up and seek support when they need it.
If you’ve been affected by cancer and want to talk, just say the word. The Macmillan Support Line is available for everything from talking through health, money or work worries, to just a chat.
When Antoine was going through cancer, he felt it was changing who he was, making him weaker and more vulnerable. With Macmillan's support, he was able to reclaim his identity.
Antoine works for Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery and is supporting our campaign with the building and construction sector to get men talking about cancer and the support available to them. Find out more at macmillan.org.uk/saytheword
Building cancer support together
Benchmarx and Macmillan are working together to build support for people living with cancer and their families. We’re doing this by raising money to fund essential services and increasing awareness of the support available.
Since our partnership began in 2015, Benchmarx employees and customers alike have embraced the Macmillan cause wholeheartedly; whether it’s a fun in-store dress-down day or raffle, a collection or fundraising product promotion, everyone has got involved in making the partnership a resounding success. Benchmarx has raised over £236,000 for Macmillan since 2015, helping to ensure that more people can receive the help and advice they need.
Today, there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. People like Patrick, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer at 26.
‘When I received my cancer diagnosis, it was pretty devastating,’ says Patrick. ‘I considered myself young and fit, so this news was difficult to deal with. I received fantastic support from Macmillan.’
With the number of people living with cancer rising to 4 million by 2030, the need for Macmillan’s support has never been greater. Benchmarx has committed to supporting Macmillan until December 2019. Together with Macmillan we are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve.
Thank you Benchmarx customers and staff for your support.