Crown Paints builds charity partnership for 2014

MacMillan cancer Crown Paints

A CANCER care charity is set to receive a huge boost after joining forces with Crown Paints – one of the UK’s leading paint manufacturers.

Macmillan Cancer Support has been announced as Crown Paints’ official charity partner for 2014.

The exciting partnership will see Crown Paints team up with Macmillan on a number of fund-raising events over the next calendar year, including the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Really Good Night In and many more.

Throughout February, Macmillan nurses and volunteers will be visiting Crown Paints’ manufacturing sites in Lancashire and Hull to introduce the charity and to educate employees on the services, care and support the charity provides across the country for cancer patients and their families.

Joe Devitt, Managing Director at Crown Paints said: “We chose to partner with Macmillan for a number of reasons, the main reason being the invaluable services and support they provide to those living with cancer.

“Over the years we have sadly lost a number of colleagues to cancer not to mention our co-workers, friends and families who have successfully beaten the disease.

“We look forward to working closely with Macmillan and encouraging all of our employees to get involved and to help make the partnership a success”.

To Macmillan, support is more than just fund-raising, it’s about giving time and listening to those who need it most.

But with donations making up 98 per cent of the charity’s income, partnerships such as the one with Crown Paints help the charity to provide the best possible support for those in its care.

Macmillan representative Seb Farrell said; “Having worked with Crown as one of three selected charities in 2013 we’re really looking forward to working exclusively with them this year, they have a dedicated group of staff who want to help us raise as much money as possible for the one in three people affected by cancer in the UK today.

“The money raised will go towards supporting people medically, financially, practically and emotionally, we’ll also be supporting staff at Crown with our Work and Cancer Toolkits to help with our ongoing mission to ensure nobody faces cancer alone.”

Since Crown Paints’ charity committee was created in 2010, more than £50,000 has been raised for chosen causes.


Picture caption:  some members of Crown Paints’ Charity Committee with Seb Farrell (third on left, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support) and the charity’s mascot, Muggy.

About Crown Paints:

  • Crown Paints is owned by Danish decorative and protective coatings company Hempel, who employ over 5,000 people and operate in more than 80 countries.
  • Crown Paints is the Holder of the Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, as Manufacturers of Paints.
  • Over 1,250 employees work for Crown Paints, which is based in Darwen in Lancashire, with manufacturing sites in Darwen and Hull, which operate to ISO 9001 accredited quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system.
  • The company also has a network of more than 130 Crown Decorating Centres spread throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Crown Paints serves every sector of the decorative coatings market, promoting its market-leading paint and woodcare brands – Crown, Sandtex, Permoglaze, Macpherson, Sadolin and Berger – to consumer and professional audiences alike, as well as key export markets.
  • Crown Paints has been making paint for over 200 years.
  • Crown Paints is committed to delivering its sustainability targets and its work in this field has been recognised at several regional and national awards. The company is also able to measure the carbon footprint of all of its products and has met its targets of achieving zero waste to landfill.

Press release prepared by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01335 368020, email