MGEngineersnews

MG engineers raise over £5,000 for Macmillan in Movember tribute to colleague

Vehicle design engineers at MG’s Birmingham plant in Longbridge have raised over £5,000 in only 4 weeks for Macmillan Cancer Support in a moving tribute to one of their colleagues currently being treated for cancer.

When Brian Freeman a member of the electrical engineering team at MG was diagnosed with Cancer last year, his colleagues were impressed by the positive way he dealt with it.  Brian said he was able to cope thanks to the amazing support from Macmillan, so his colleagues within the electrical engineering team wanted to do some type of fund raising to give something back to Macmillan.

They had a number of ideas from running marathons to charity football matches but were struggling to find an event most of them could take part in.  As they approached November they had the idea of doing a Movember challenge for Brain’s chosen charity of Macmillan and after consulting Brian the Electrical team started the challenge to raise £2,000 with 10 people.

Due to Brian’s popularity many of his colleagues in the wider engineering team wanted to take part and the MG ‘Mo Bro’ numbers grew to thirty seven.  Due to peoples generosity and Brian’s popularity, the Movember challenge has now raised over £5000 and donations are still coming in. 

Emily Morgan Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said “This is fantastic news. It is great to see Brian’s colleagues having some fun to raise money to provide care for people like Brian when they and their families most need it. This donation alone could fund the cost of a Macmillan nurse for over one month.”

Richard McAllister, Vice Director of Electrical Engineering said “Brian is such a positive and well liked member of the team. We wanted to do something to support the people helping him and his family through this difficult time.  Brian still very ill in hospital so the team hopes that this news will lift his spirits and give him a his family a big boost. 

27th Sep 2017

All-new Compact-SUV heralds state-of-the-art design philosophy for MG

The launch of MG’s new Compact-SUV marks an exciting new era of design for the iconic company. The brand-new Compact-SUV is set to go on...

13th Sep 2017

Clear choice in Clearwater Cars

Long-established Gloucester family business, Clearwater Cars, puts Gloucester on the map by joining the MG network, as the brand targets record growth in 2017. Originally...

31st Aug 2017

MG unveils concept store in Wales

Families in Cardiff will soon be able to add a new car to their shopping list following the launch of MG’s second UK concept store....

25th Aug 2017

MG fans in footie frenzy with Frasers

Frasers of Falkirk shows community spirit with duo of football sponsorships MG dealership, Frasers of Falkirk, is yet again demonstrating its dedication to the local...

View All Latest News