CEDIA AWARDS 2013 SUPPORTS MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

CEDIA will donate £5 from the sale of each CEDIA Award's ticket to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

CEDIA are proud to be making a contribution to cancer support by donating £5 from the sale of each CEDIA Award's ticket to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The CEDIA Awards are the industry's most renowned awards scheme and the ceremony will be held at The Pavilion at the Tower of London on Friday 28 June 2013.


"£2 a month for one year pays for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, so £5 for each ticket sold is going to have a massive effect on the lives of those suffering from a disease that touches so many. It's wonderful to be able to run an event which highlights our industry's hard work, alongside contributing to a good cause," explains Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA's Region 1 Executive Director. "Macmillan is a great place to direct our efforts, as they provide support not only for the sufferers of cancer, but their loved ones who also fall victim to the disease."

Pauline Craig, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support says, "We are delighted to have been chosen as the charity beneficiary for the 2013 CEDIA Awards ceremony. It is a fantastic event and is set in such a stunning location, it's sure to be wonderful evening," Pauline continues, "The number of people with cancer is growing everyday and for most people it will be the toughest thing they will ever have to face. Our ambition at Macmillan Cancer Support is to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. But we can't do that without the support from companies such as CEDIA, and that's why we are so grateful to be involved in this exciting event."

Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only the patients who live with cancer, carers, families and communities also need help coping. Macmillan provides support every step of the way, through funding nurses and other specialist health care professionals, along with building cancer care centres. They also allow those affected to have non-medical care, such as practical support at home, helping give a main carer precious time off, or a lift to hospital. People can also benefit from financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so Macmillan gives benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.

To buy your Early Bird ticket to CEDIA's black tie event, which includes a sit down dinner and drinks are priced at £130 per person, or £1,100 for a table of ten, excluding VAT. Please note that the discount is available until Friday 5th April 2013.

For more details on the CEDIA awards scheme, including the full list of awards categories, judging criteria and ticket purchasing, please visit http://awards.cedia.co.uk/

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