Skiddle and Macmillan have worked together since 2016, with the initial ambition of raising £53,000 in the first 2 years. Since then, the award-winning online ticket outlet and events guide has raised over £250,000 to support people living with cancer in the UK.
Skiddle achieves this through various events, staff fundraising, and asking customers to consider a donation to Macmillan when they purchase buy event tickets. Skiddle co-founder and director, Rich, also organises Lancaster-based Highest Point Festival, and invites Macmillan to fundraise at the event each year.
Our partnership with Skiddle began when Chris Glaba, an employee and close friend of co-founder and director Rich Dyer, was diagnosed with cancer. Chris sadly died in December 2016.
Speaking about the partnership, Richard Dyer, Co-Founder and Director of Skiddle, commented:
‘If you had told me, in 2016, that we would be standing here today, having raised over £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, I wouldn’t have believed you. Supporting this cause is overwhelmingly important to us and there is no better feeling than exceeding a fundraising target, especially when it’s for something that means so much to me and the team at Skiddle.’