Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
January 16, 2019

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Aico in the Community

Aico names Macmillan its Charity of the Year 2019

Left to right: Kate Thomas, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Aico’s Damian Parry, Dave Jennings, Jane Pritchard, Jo White and Emma Ferguson

Macmillan, which provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer, has been named Aico’s Charity of the Year for 2019.

“We are looking forward to working in partnership with Macmillan throughout 2019,” said Neal Hooper, managing director of Aico, which develops smoke alarms, heat alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and alarm accessories.

“We have several fundraising activities already organised with Kate Thomas, our fundraising manager, and we are very much looking forward to taking part in these and working with Kate.

“Having experienced first-hand, as have many Aico staff members, the brilliant work that Macmillan carry out and the difference that they can make at a difficult time in people’s lives, we are proud to be supporting this charity to help them continue to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.”

Aico has planned several fundraising activities for the year ahead, including a 23-mile Jurassic Coast Walk in Weymouth in June and the annual Coracle Race in Shrewsbury in September. The Oswestry-based firm’s charity vehicle – ‘Aico in the Community’ – is also working with Macmillan Cancer Support regional fundraising manager Kate Thomas to organise a Macmillan coffee morning.

Said Thomas: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Aico this year. All the fundraising will go to those affected by, living with and beyond cancer.”

Aico’s 2018 charity was the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), for which it raised over £20,000 from a Masquerade Ball.

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