Corporate news and blogs

Read about some of the wonderful things our corporate and commercial partners have been doing.

We really appreciate the help companies offer us - through their charitable activities and generous support.

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: we share news about our work and invite guest bloggers to share their opinions and insight into childhood cancer.

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Hippos in Doncaster?!

27 November 2016
Tembe DIY cheque presentation
Doncaster based Tembé DIY and Building Products' fundraising drive has raised £11,000 for Children with Cancer UK. They wanted to support our research into finding cures and providing care for children with cancer.

"Cancer is the biggest child-killer disease in the UK. Tembé are proud to continue doing our part to help raise money for a cure." Guy Malam, Managing Director of Tembé DIY & Building Products Ltd  Trade wipes promotion fundraiser 50 pence from every promotional pack of their HIPPO Heavy Duty Trade Wipes came to us – a total of £5,497. Employee fundraising Cancer is the biggest child-killer disease in the UK. Tembé are prou...
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Five of Britain’s top chefs join forces to fight childhood cancer

30 September 2016
Chefs preparing food at One Aldwych
One Aldwych hotel’s Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, brings together four Michelin starred chefs in aid of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

To mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, four Michelin starred chefs led by One Aldwych's Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, put on a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience in aid of Children with Cancer UK. The evening was the brainchild of Chef Dominic who called upon some of his most talented culinary colleagues to each create a course at the dinner.  Take a look at the photos on our Flickr website The chefs' delicious dishes Chef Dominic kicked the event off with breath-taking canapés and concluded t...
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Our incredible partnership with Coral

08 August 2016
Coral 2 million pound cheque presentation
We are delighted to announce that Coral have now reached the £2m milestone in the funds they have raised for Children with Cancer UK. This milestone has been reached following an extension of the hugely successful partnership, which was originally due to end in December 2015. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to continue to work with Coral and their staff at every level. They have helped us to reach this fantastic achievement.

In the last 6 months, the company has held our annual Bake Club in shops, has taken on football tournaments across the country and even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise more funds for Children with Cancer ...
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Coral latest: £1.5m target reached...

08 December 2015
Coral fundraisers in Children with Cancer UK shirts
We are delighted to announce that Coral have yet again smashed their fundraising target by raising £1,500,000 for Children with Cancer UK. Coral reached the £1m mark this summer - their original target was £500,000 which they reached in April. We are thrilled by how the partnership continues to flourish and engage Coral staff at every level. We are delighted and extremely proud to have reached this hugely significant fundraising milestone - a figure that owes everything to the generosity and hard work of both our Coral colleagues and customers.
David Stevens, Coral’s Charity Committee This is a huge milestone for Coral and Children with Ca...
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Our Golden Tea

04 September 2015
Jayne Torvill and Chris Jarvis joined the children
To launch Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2015, we invited children with cancer and their families to join us for a special golden afternoon tea. This was followed by a trip to the theatre to see Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Generous supporters, One Aldwych hotel, hosted the scrumdiddlyumptious tea themed around Willy Wonka’s magical world. From decadent golden eggs to blueberry buns and playful flavoured candy floss, every delicacy reflected the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl's classic tale.

The children were delighted to meet Olympic Gold Medallist and Dancing on Ice star, Jayne Torvill. And children’s TV presenter, Chr...
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Coral fundraising reaches £1,000,000!

10 July 2015
Coral presenting cheque to Children with Cancer UK
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Coral have raised an incredible £1,000,000 for Children with Cancer UK – and they’re not stopping there!
Earlier this year, the partnership's original target of £500,000 was revised to £1,000,000 as a result of Coral’s outstanding fundraising – and just this month, that target was beaten once more.

Coral celebrated the 40th Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday 4th July, where they presented the impressive £1,000,000 cheque to Children with Cancer UK live on Channel 4 Racing.

Every penny we raise makes a difference to the lives of young people affected by cancer and we will keep up the mo...
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Woodward Estates' 2015 fundraising drive

12 June 2015
Woodward superhero runners
Woodward Estates have been supporting Children with Cancer UK for the past 20 years.
But in 2015 they are going “all out” by setting themselves a fundraising goal of £6,000 for Children with Cancer UK.

To reach their target, Woodward Estates are having a fundraising event each month.
Here are just a few of the ways they have managed to raise £3,393.34 so far: Harrow on the Hill May Day festival Sunday 3rd May: members of the Woodward Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors team ran a Children with Cancer UK stall. They raised awareness and sold scrummy mocktails.

A great day was had by all, and with some impressive moves with a cocktail ...
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Grimme take to their saddles and raise over £10,000 for us

04 June 2015
Grimme cycling team
The 15 part-time cyclists embarked on a challenge generally reserved for professionals - they aimed to cycle approximately 285 miles in just two and a half days!

On 7th May Team Grimme 2015 took to the saddle to raise vital funds for Children with Cancer UK.
The route Despite the distance, it was great all the guys made the finish line. Kind weather and pulling together as a team made the whole three days an enjoyable and very rewarding experience. Just one question remains: where to next?!
Barry Baker, Sales Director of Grimme UK The route took them from their premises at Dunnington, York to Grimme’s factory in Damme, Germany.

Day 1: a...
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Coral increases fundraising target!

22 April 2015
Coral cycling fundraisers
Our partnership with Coral has gone from strength to strength and we are delighted that, thanks to the efforts of their amazing staff, they have already hit their £500k target - but they’re not stopping yet!
Andy Hornby, Chief Executive at Coral said:
“At the start of our partnership with Children with Cancer UK last year, we set out to raise at least £500,000 for this fantastic cause.  I am delighted to announce that, thanks to the efforts of so many of you, this month that milestone was reached. 

We also pledged to support Children with Cancer UK until the end of 2015, and that remains the case, so it would be great if we could take the...
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EDM Group fundraising

18 February 2015
EDM Group cheque presentation
EDM Group chose Children with Cancer UK as their Charity of the Year for 2013-14 and they have dedicated a huge amount of time to support us. 

They have raised a fantastic £12,602.65 for Children with Cancer UK through their many fundraising events both in the office and out.

Nilly Sutton, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Children with Cancer UK said:
"We are so grateful for all the hard work that EDM have put into our partnership and thank all the staff for raising a brilliant amount. The money they raised will make a real difference, helping children and young people with cancer."

Knowing funds were being raised for such an impo...
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