Macmillan Manchester and HMG Paints paint the town green

04 February 2016

Macmillan Manchester have entered a new partnership with the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd, in an exciting new venture built on their companies shared ethos.

In 2016 Macmillan Manchester worked alongside HMG’s team of experienced colour specialists to produce a taste of Manchester through a new decorative paints colour collection. Proceeds from the Manchester inspired colour range will help fund the work of the Macmillan team across Greater Manchester, the partnership will also see HMG donate paint to the Macmillan Solutions service.

The exclusive range utilises HMG’s extensive colour knowledge, along with current trends and popular culture themes, to bring together a range of decorative coatings that reflect their Manchester themed names, and are of the highest standards in colour and quality. From the fluffy greys of Manchester clouds to the warm yellows of the iconic Manchester bee’s the palette of colours reflects Manchester’s history and culture.

"We are so excited to be working in partnership with HMG Paints on a unique campaign to raise vital funds and awareness of our local services and to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone in Greater Manchester” said Mandy West, Corporate Fundraising Manager. "When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. HMG Paints’ commitment to supporting Macmillan Cancer Support means that we will be able to reach even more people with the support that they need.”

The new colour collection, which you can view online at, will be available from the HMG Paints Shop on Collyhurst Road in Manchester as well as via its nationwide distributor network. "We’re delighted to be creating this partnership with Macmillan Manchester and to support the great work they do across Greater Manchester.” Said John Falder, HMG Paints Managing Director.

"Macmillan Solutions are absolutely delighted to be able to work with HMG Paints. Their very generous paint donation means that our volunteers will soon be hard at work in the local community completing decorating jobs for people affected by cancer, who can’t do this themselves. These small things make a big difference in improving people’s quality of life. ” quoted Jacqui Naraynsingh – Macmillan Solutions Manchester Development Manager.

The fantastic Manchester Macmillan Solutions team have trained volunteers who can provide support services in peoples own homes. Volunteers can be called upon for help with a wide variety of tasks including companionship, telephone support, gardening, shopping, transport to and from appointments and help around the house.

In recognition of Macmillan’s famous coffee mornings the company is looking for the public’s help in order to crown the perfect cup of tea colour in the #GBTeaDebate. So whether you like it strong or pale and milky, make sure you cast your vote at . The winning colour will be available to purchase as part of the Macmillan Manchester Colour Collection once the competition is complete.

Specialising in bespoke coatings, product development and manufacturing, HMG boast a large product portfolio including, wet paint, powder coatings and aerosols. HMG offer innovative and compliant coatings to a variety of markets all backed up with outstanding technical support and customer service. This approach extends in to HMG’s involvement in Community projects across Manchester, where HMG strive to lend a helping hand wherever they can.

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