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03 Apr 2014

Do Macmillan a favour on your special day

With wedding season on the way, and couples wrestling with vital decisions that could make or break the happy day, Macmillan Cancer Support has commissioned a brand new survey to help couples decide on whether or not to use the day to fundraise for a favourite charity.

The research found that 40% of people think it’s a good idea for a couple to support a cause that means something to them on their wedding day. The survey also found that almost half (43%) of people think that the best way for a bride and groom to do this is by encouraging guests to donate to their favourite charity in lieu of giving a gift. Nearly a third (29%) felt that buying wedding favours from a charity is also a good way to show allegiance. Over one third (33.7%) of people most like the feel-good factor that supporting a shared cause can create.

The research of 1,000 people was commissioned to coincide with the launch of ‘Macmillan Wedding Packages’ which offer a range of ways that happy couples can support the charity to help it fulfil its aim that ‘no one should face cancer alone’.

These include:

• Setting up a Justgiving page.

• Setting up a Tribute Fund to remember a loved one who has experienced cancer, either online or as a collection on the day.

• Creating Macmillan invitations or posters.

• Purchasing from a wide and exclusive range of wedding products in the Macmillan online shop including the

Wedding placecard containing ‘Love in a Mist’ flower seeds for guests to take home and plant. Available in packs of ten for £9.95.

Further survey results suggested the influence that social media now has on wedding guests is rising, with almost a third (30%) dreading being tagged in people’s Facebook photos in unflattering poses. Other fears that people have of weddings include sitting next to someone boring (48%); making a fool of yourself on the dancefloor (28%) or kissing someone inappropriate (10%).

For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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