Kwik Fit has selected Children with Cancer UK as its first ever Charity of the Year following a vote open to more than 5,000 Kwik Fit employees across the UK. Children with Cancer UK received over half of the votes cast.
The partnership, which will run throughout 2019, has a fundraising target of £1,000,000, with the objective of raising funds to support Children with Cancer UK’s work.
Mark Slade, Managing Director of Kwik Fit, said:
“We’re really looking forward to working with Children with Cancer UK this year. The work they do and the families they help clearly resonated with our staff right across the UK. We have events planned throughout the country with the aim of making a real difference to the charity.”
During the year, Kwik Fit will run a host of fundraising activities to support the work that we do, including a major cycling event connecting Kwik Fit centres, mass participation by staff in the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Simplyhealth Great North Run, a staff lottery, golf days and other local events.
Keep up to date with Kwik Fit’s fundraising for Children with Cancer UK! Visit fundraising.kwik-fit.com to see their efforts so far.
Read more about the partnership at kwik-fit.com/charity-of-the-year
RS Components is the UK, European and Asia Pacific trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. Our partnership started in 2017 and to date RS have raised over £150,000 with an estimated target of £350,000 for 2018.
RS employees have taken part in a wide range of activities to fundraise for Children With Cancer UK, which is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. These have included them taking on mountains in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, being knocked off their perch into cold waters in the Rutland Water Aqua Park Challenge and jumping from a plane in a skydive and taking part in the challenging London Marathon in April 2018.
Mike England, head of region for Northern Europe, said: “Our partnership with Children with Cancer UK started back in April 2017, and we’re delighted to have raised so much already. Our staff at RS have been amazing at embracing the cause, and have been organising lots of activities to raise funds. As well as the big challenges, there are many other team and individual activities that are all contributing to this fantastic effort. I am really proud of the team and their achievements.”
R9 Recruitment has chosen Children with Cancer UK to be their first ever charity through 2019. After watching an advertisement detailing the work they do, they became the only choice possible to their Director Richard.
They have vowed to raise as much as possible through the year with a minimum commitment of £25,000. Fundraising events are already in full swing with the London Marathon, London-Surrey Bike Ride and a Corporate Golf Day already arranged.
Richard Howard, Director and Owner or R9 Recruitment said:
I am personally delighted to be supporting this amazing charity and all the people that they support through their journey with cancer. My staff have embraced the charity immediately and all are committed to doing their bit to make as many lives better as possible. As mentioned, we already have several fundraising events organised and look forward to organising many more through the year.
Select Car Leasing have chosen to support Children with Cancer UK by making a donation for every car that is ordered.
£5 from every vehicle will be donated to us and they aim to raise a minimum of £5,000 for Children with Cancer UK within 12 months.
Mark Tongue, from Select Car Leasing says: “We are very happy to be supporting Children with Cancer UK and the crucial work that they continue to do as a charity. It’s a cause that’s not only very close to our heart but also one we feel is extremely important to raise awareness about. We think our customers will be more than happy to offer their support to such a worthy cause.”
About Select Car Leasing
Select Car Leasing are regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent specialists for business and personal vehicle leasing. Strong relationships and discount terms with manufacturers, large motor groups and the most prominent finance and leasing companies enable them to offer some of the most competitive deals in the marketplace.
Crown Paints is a major paint manufacturer based in Darwen, Lancashire. It is owned by Hempel Group. We are pleased to announce that Crown Paints have chosen Children with Cancer Uk as their charity of the year for 2018.
We are incredibly proud to have Crown Paints on board. Watch this space for updates on all upcoming Crown Paints fundraising activities.
Especially For You Parties provides princess parties and children’s entertainment across the UK. They work with hundreds of parents every single month to create truly magical birthdays, whether it’s involving a princess, superhero, unicorn, pirate or something completely different.
Working with children is extremely rewarding, but it can be heartbreaking to learn a child has cancer. Especially For You Parties have partnered with Children with Cancer UK to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those children.
For every booking received they will be generously donating £1.00 to Children with Cancer UK, as well as working with us to raise awareness for this important cause.
Visit www.especiallyforyouparties.co.uk to find out more!
We were delighted to have been voted by Coral’s staff as their Charity of the Year partner for 2014/15, which was then extended into 2016.
At the beginning of the partnership, Coral pledged to raise £500,000 for Children with Cancer UK by the end of 2015. Today, the partnership has now reached an incredible £2m for our work, exceeding all expectations.
Since 2014, Coral’s team of dedicated staff have raised these momentous funds through various fundraising activities ranging from climbing Kilimanjaro to holding bake sales, taking on quizzes to embarking on challenges, hosting summer parties and Christmas parties to holding their very own football tournament. The activities have been non-stop and jam packed, and Coral’s staff commitment and passion to raise funds to reach this incredible milestone has been relentless.
In addition to this fundraising activity, we have also benefitted from the sale of Coral scratch cards. Through this incentive, Children with Cancer UK receive 20% of sales of Coral’s £1, £2, £5 and £10 cards, which has raised over £1m alone for our vital work.
Making a difference
David Stevens from Coral’s Charity Committee tells us:
“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. Every penny we raise makes such a difference to those that need the help Children with Cancer UK so brilliantly provides.”
Jayne Falconer, Major Relationships Manager and Coral’s Account Manager said:
“Thank you so much to Coral staff for your incredible support of Children with Cancer UK. Our fantastic partnership is the biggest and most successful partnership both the company and charity have ever had, showing just how engaged Coral staff are in our cause. The money they have raised has and continues to help children and young people throughout the UK fighting for their lives. I have loved working with your dedicated team and look forward to continue our partnership together”.
We were delighted to have been partnered with the Tex-Mex chain, Chiquito throughout 2016.
They managed to raise just over £22,000 for Children with Cancer UK. This incredible amount was achieved through special events, themed restaurant fundraisers and through sales of a bespoke Chiquito Recipe Book.
With 87 restaurants and 100,000 guests visiting each week there were plenty of opportunities for staff and customers to fundraise, and with such an enthusiastic team this was an extremely fun partnership.
Linda, Northern Operations Manager from Chiquito says:
“I suggested working with Children with Cancer UK as I have gone through this personally and feel strongly that no child should have to deal with cancer. The work of Children with Cancer UK is a massive help to families across the country, whilst also funding essential research that will help beat cancer for good. We are extremely proud to support them.”
Jason Green, Managing Director tell us:
“Children with Cancer UK is a charity that, unfortunately, far too many people can relate to. Cancer needs to be dealt with, full stop – and anything that we as an organisation can do to help will be a privilege.”
We were delighted that the staff of Majestic Wine voted for us to be their Charity of the Year 2013.
Money was raised through collection tins in stores, mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling and staff fundraising activities. Over the course of the partnership they raised £54,000.
Majestic Wine also held a weekend promotion in November 2013 to celebrate the opening of their 200th shop donating £1 from every bottle of champagne sold to us which raised an amazing £11,000!
Steve Lewis, Chief Executive, Majestic Wine:
“I’m delighted that we managed to raise over £54,000 for such a great cause. The work Children with Cancer UK do is vitally important and all of us at Majestic Wine are very proud of our year in partnership.”
Nilly Sutton, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at 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 and they raised a fantastic sum. 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.”
Our Charity of the Year partnership with Igloo Books raised a staggering £100,500 throughout 2013-14 for Children with Cancer UK.
Igloo Books’ 90 employees raised money through various events such as a summer fete, Masquerade Ball, Halloween fundraising, Three Peaks Challenge and their biggest event, ‘One Big Effort’.
One Big Effort saw 30 participants cycling 180 miles from Paris to Calais, a row across the English Channel, a run from Dover to the capital before completing the London Marathon. This event was one of a kind and over the course of the week challenge, some of our team went to support them along the way.
John Styring, MD at Igloo Books, commented: “Charity is very close to our hearts at Igloo, it’s a wonderful means of coming together and giving something back. Children with Cancer UK is a fantastic charity, and we’re motivated to try and raise as much for them as possible because we know how much good work they are doing. We are very much looking forward to working closely with the inspirational Children with Cancer UK team, and getting stuck into our fundraising activities.”
Igloo cheque presentation. Nilly Sutton, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Children with Cancer UK, says: “We are so proud of our partnership with Igloo Books. The staff were so engaged and enthusiastic. They raised over £100,000, smashing their target of £75,000 which is a fantastic achievement for any company let alone one with 100 staff!”
Toys “R” Us is Britain’s and the world’s leading toy megastore. They have an unbeatable range of toys, baby care, video games, bikes and outdoor fun products for all the family.
We were delighted to have been chosen by Toys “R” Us to benefit from the sale of their charity bags. From August 2012, they sold these colourful reusable charity bags for 20p, with all profits (minimum 2p per bag) being donated to Children with Cancer UK.
Since August 2012 Toys R Us raised over £47,000 through the sales of the bags. We received a minimum donation of 2p per bag, which means that over 1 million bags were sold. A huge thanks everyone who bought one – and to Toys “R” Us for raising money for us in this way.