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.”
One Aldwych is a five-star luxury hotel in London. Our partnership began back to 2013 and we are delighted to announce that to date One Aldwych have raised over £100,000 for Children with Cancer Uk. One Aldwych continue to raise the bar when it comes to fundraising and supporting us. As well as offering valuable event space their staff have also been actively involved in all types of fundraising activities. It truly is a great partnership.
We are very excited to announce our new partnership with London’s iconic Brown’s Hotel.
Since opening on Albemarle Street in 1837, this traditional, fun spirited and glamorous hotel has hosted esteemed guests from royals and presidents to world famous authors.
Browns Hotel is renowned for is elegant rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, day spa, outstanding events and much more.
Browns Hotel will be supporting Children with Cancer UK on multiple levels including hosting their own playful and fresh fundraising events throughout the year.
Ladbrokes Coral Group plc is a British-based betting and gambling company.
We are incredibly proud to report that since 2014 Ladbrokes Coral have raised over 2.5 million for Children with Cancer UK.
This fantastic achievement is without a doubt a testament to the dedicated fundraising shown by Ladbrokes Coral staff and their customers. Shops continue to hold regular fundraising events such as bake sales, summer parties & sporting activities while encouraging the sale of scratch cards of which a percentage is given to Children with Cancer UK. The Ladbrokes Coral Grand National Sweepstake raised £50,000 alone. We are very proud to have the Ladbrokes Coral team as one of our charitable corporate partners.
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.
We have been working with Giveacar since 2011 and have received over £30,000 from old cars you have donated.
Giveacar provides a FREE service which is available throughout the UK.
Scrapping your car has never been so easy. Giveacar will arrange a convenient time to collect your vehicle. Depending on its age and condition, they will either send it for safe disposal and recycling or to a salvage auction.
Giveacar will donate the proceeds to help fund our life-saving work.Read more
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!