Press release: Majestic Wine announces Children with Cancer UK as Charity of the Year 2013

24 January 2013

Wednesday 23 January 2013: For immediate release

Majestic Wine has announced that is has chosen national children’s charity Children with Cancer UK as it’s charity of the year 2013.  

The charity, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, was chosen following a staff vote.  Majestic will be raising money and awareness for Children with Cancer UK through collection tins in stores, mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling and staff fundraising activities.

Steve Lewis, Chief Executive of Majestic Wine said "I'm delighted to announce that Majestic staff have chosen
 Children with Cancer UK as our Charity of the Year for 2013. 

With all of our planned fundraising activities, we’re looking to continue to build on last year’s fantastic work for charity.”


Caroline Blakely, CEO of Children with Cancer UK said “We are extremely grateful to all the staff at Majestic Wine for choosing us as their Charity of the Year 2013. Children with Cancer UK relies entirely on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. With Majestic Wine's support, we will be able to help more children and save more lives."

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer through research and remains both focused and determined to eradicate all childhood cancers.

As well as funding live-saving research the charity also funds welfare projects including hospice care and family accommodation and raises awareness of childhood cancer to protect more children and to improve the lives of young cancer patients today and for future generations.

Cancer is the biggest child-killer disease in the UK.  More than 3,300 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year and the incidence is increasing.  50 years ago, a diagnosis of childhood leukaemia was a virtual death sentence. Today, thanks to pioneering research funded by charities including Children with Cancer UK, over 80% of children with leukaemia survive.

To help Children with Cancer UK raise essential funds to continue the fight against childhood cancer and save more young lives, visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk to make a donation or find out how to get involved.

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For more informationplease contact: Mark Hooley, Communications Manager
Email: mark.hooley@childrenwithcancer.org.uk Tel: 020 7404 0808
 
For donations please visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk or call 020 7404 0808

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