< News | 02.05.2019

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Wolseley has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support for its ‘Just Say the Word’ male cancer campaign.

From 23 April to 6 May, the campaign saw Macmillan Cancer Support take up a visible presence in Wolseley branches and sites. Posters and leaflets signposted men to support and encouraged those with health concerns to seek help.

Wolseley has created an approachable environment in which employees can talk about their challenges. Staff also spent a fortnight fundraising for the cancer charity.

Macmillan and Toluna research has revealed that more than one in four tradesmen (26 per cent) wouldn’t feel comfortable having a serious conversation about any health concerns with their work colleagues. Cancer diagnosis can have a significant emotional impact and Macmillan says being able to talk is an important part of coping with the disease.

Vanessa French, general counsel from Wolseley UK, said: “We are committed to supporting Wolseley’s workforce through the challenges cancer brings. We know it can be incredibly difficult to reach out so we have encouraged our colleagues, friends, family and customers to have those conversations, take the opportunity to use the wealth of incredible support available, and be supportive of each other. To do this can make all the difference.”

For more information about the campaign and support services Macmillan is offering, visit macmillan.org.uk/saytheword

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