Deloitte is one of the UK’s leading professional services firms and we were delighted to learn in December 2009 that we had been chosen as one of their national charity partners.
The partnership, originally for two years, was extended until May 2014 and raised a fantastic £770,000. These funds are supporting the current ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) trial, UKALL 2011, and the establishment of a national cell bank for childhood leukaemia.
Chosen by Deloitte employees
We were chosen through an employee vote and share the partnership with Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes.
Our people voted to support the charity in huge numbers and this reflects the excitement and commitment our people have for the great work Children with Cancer UK does.
Georgina Robb, the Deloitte partner leading the firm’s relationship with us says:
“We are delighted to be working with Children with Cancer UK. Our people voted to support the charity in huge numbers and this reflects the excitement and commitment our people have for the great work Children with Cancer UK does in helping children affected by cancer."
More than just fundraising
Deloitte has an inspirational commitment to the community. Its well-established corporate responsibility programme is woven into many aspects of its work.
Deloitte's support is more than just fundraising. They worked closely with our senior management providing valuable pro-bono support. This helped the charity in developing strategies and systems for growth, as well as helping to raise the profile of the charity. This has left a lasting legacy for the future.
Our Chief Executive said:
“As well as the creative and significant fundraising activities associated with the partnership, which themselves are helping to fund important projects, we have also benefited hugely from the expertise and enthusiasm that the Deloitte team has brought to our other charitable activities. The strategic growth and operational design projects undertaken during the partnership are already helping to shape the future growth and development of the charity.
"The close working partnership - and a genuine partnership it was in every sense - was of great benefit across all levels and all areas of the charity. The engagement and commitment of such talented, resourceful professionals has been as refreshing as it has been inspirational.
"In summation, Deloitte has made a tangible impact on all areas of our work; the partnership was a rewarding and enlightening experience with a meaningful and lasting legacy assured.”
Deloitte’s people are highly motivated and passionate about the causes they support, their commitment is second to none.
How they found the time and energy to organise their events when they have such busy and demanding working lives is just amazing.
These are just a sample of the fundraising they did during the partnership:
- 96 partners and staff climbing Kilimanjaro
- Numerous events to support the Kilimanjaro Challenge including a ‘Kili come Dancing’ evening, an ‘African experience’ night and an art and photography competition titled ‘My Mountain’
- Annual one day cricket tournaments, netball and 5 a-side football competitions
- Numerous quiz nights
- Dragon Boat racing
- Halloween Fete and cake competition
- Partner raffles
The firm has also supported a single event for each of the charity partners. For us, Deloitte senior manager, Noel Bresland, ran the first ever marathon on a treadmill in a capsule on the London Eye. Noel raised over £30,000.
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