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”.