Charity of the year
Working with Teenage Cancer Trust as your Charity of the Year will bring a positive impact to your company by:
- Encouraging team spirit and increasing morale
- Adding to the work life balance
- Creating a bonding experience across departments and teams
Our dedicated corporate fundraising team have experience of working with companies of all sizes, and types, and will ensure your fundraising is a success!
As well as a positive brand association, a great way to motivate staff and a chance to demonstrate corporate social responsibility, working with Teenage Cancer Trust can also set you apart from your competitors. Listed below are some of our success stories from past corporate partnerships.
Teenage Cancer Trust and Superdrug worked in partnership from 2006 – 2009, to raise awareness of the dangers of the sun through our Shunburn campaign. This skin cancer awareness campaign aimed to reach young people with important information on taking care in the sun and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Part of the campaign was an innovative free text alert service for young people. Text messages were sent out on hot days throughout the summer, giving useful sun safety tips, including reminders to wear sun cream and sun hats.
Superdrug staff across the country also fundraised for Teenage Cancer Trust, wearing wigs, bikinis, taking part in virtual cycle rides, selling pin badges, organising line dancing evenings and much more for the charity. We are absolutely delighted to have raised over £500,000 from this fantastic partnership, thank you all so much!
Superdrug kindly invited Teenage Cancer Trust to be the beneficiary once again from their glamorous Starstruck Ball which was held at the Grosovner House Hotel 17th July 2010, it was a fantastic night with Superdrug raising over £200,000 from the event which will be split between three charities.
Arsenal chose Teenage Cancer Trust to be its Charity of the Season for 2008/2009. Thanks to the overwhelming support from fans, players, directors and staff, the Club smashed its £300,000 target, raising a record-breaking £535,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
These funds were raised through a combination of innovative fundraising activities which took place throughout the 12 month partnership, including the charity’s dedicated matchday, a fun-run around Emirates Stadium, and fundraising by Arsenal’s Supporters Clubs who contributed £22,000 to the fundraising target.
The funds raised will enable Teenage Cancer Trust to create a unique Day Care Cancer Unit for young people within a brand new Centre being built at University College Hospital in London. Arsenal’s legacy within this unit will be a state-of-the-art Education Zone plus a social space designed to make young patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible when receiving their treatment.
Global investment bank, Nomura, is now into the second year of their UK Charity Partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust. Employees voted to select Teenage Cancer Trust in April 2009 and as a result more than 2,000 employees have been involved in the partnership through staff fundraising. Events have included a bespoke Three Peaks Challenge, Celebrity Quiz Nights and Jeans for Teens dress down days. In addition, Nomura became the first ever title sponsor of the charity’s 2010 Royal Albert Hall concerts.
Nomura have raised over £1,000,000 for the charity. Nomura’s support will enable Teenage Cancer Trust to build an entire treatment floor at the new Day Care Cancer Centre in University College Hospital, London due to open in 2012.
Credit Suisse is a world-leading financial services company, advising clients in all aspects of finance, around the world, around the clock. The Canary Wharf based global investment bank selected Teenage Cancer Trust as their UK Charity of the Year in 2005.
The firm raised over £600,000 for TCT through specially created fundraising events and activities. As a result of the success, the bank decided to carry on the relationship in 2006 and a second year packed full of exciting events, brought the total raised to over £1million. Fundraising events included an Enduro Challenge, Teenage Classic Trials, “Stars in Their Eyes” karaoke event and Roy Chapman’s 12 Marathon Challenge as well as a whole range of other activities.
Michael Philipp, Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Credit Suisse
"Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our employees and the on-site support provided by Teenage Cancer Trust, Credit Suisse developed a close relationship with the charity and raised £1.2million for Teenage Cancer Trust"
Gibson Foundation has been a long standing corporate supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts over the last four years. In total they have donated over £150,000 towards these events, having proudly sponsored our Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller nights in 2007 and 2008. Through our partnership Teenage Cancer Trust can ensure that more funds from our annual concerts are directed to building our units. In addition, Gibson has generously donated Gibson guitars to our units across the country and has enabled us to raise further funds by auctioning off signed guitars at many of our fundraising events.
Jeremy Singer - Gibson Guitar (UK PR Manager)
"The Gibson Foundation, the Philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar has proudly supported Teenage Cancer Trust over four consecutive years at their annual Royal Albert Hall concerts. Teenage Cancer Trust’s excellent work is vital in providing teenagers up and down the country with the necessary treatment and care required whilst they battle against Cancer. The charity deserves to be wholeheartedly applauded and supported" www.gibson.com
Robert Half International
Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialised staffing firm. Teenage Cancer Trust was chosen as Robert Half’s Charity of the Year for 2007 and 2008. The aim of the partnership was to raise £100,000 – a challenge which was named ‘Mission:Possible’. To achieve their goal, consultants and staff dedicated their time and energy into various fundraising efforts throughout the two years. Some of the fundraising activities they took part in included fun runs, cycles, golf days, football matches and client quiz evenings. The funds raised are going to the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Phil Sheridan, Managing Director, Robert Half commented:
"At Robert Half we are delighted to be associated with Teenage Cancer Trust and are keen to show our support in making a real difference to the lives of teenagers with cancer. Our staff have enthusiastically embraced the challenge of reaching our goal of raising £100,000 and have been actively dedicating their time and energy towards various fundraising initiatives throughout the year such as triathlons, marathons, quiz nights and golf days."
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Teenage Cancer Trust was selected by staff to be KPMG’s Charity of the Year 2006 for KPMG in the UK. They smashed their initial fundraising target of £350,000, raising over £420,000 for Teenager Cancer Trust.
The money was raised through payroll giving, the firms’ internal environmental programme, events and employee fundraising activities which included marathons, sponsored events, parachute jumps, ‘Go Purple Day’ and a Ladies’ evening.
Craig Anderson, KPMG Partner, Glasgow:
“Working with Teenage Cancer Trust has really engaged KPMG people across all of our UK offices. Supporting a charity which has this local focus and impact means that our people can get involved locally and know they are really making a difference, making sure that they feel a part of this national Charity of the Year programme.”
The companies of MMC are amongst the world’s leading global advice and solutions providers in risk, strategy and human capital. Teenage Cancer Trust was delighted to have been chosen as MMC’s Charity of the Year for 2007-2008.
MMC’s aim was to raise £150,000 across their UK offices. Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of all staff they beat their target and raised well over that amount. The funds were raised through fun runs, marathons, bake sales and some very creative staff fundraising events.
Richard Morgans, Communications Director, Europe
"It is the first time MMC has adopted a UK Charity of the Year which is supported by all our operating companies. It often takes a while to get traction with this kind of new initiative, but I am delighted to say the interest level amongst our employees is very high and I am pleased that, with the professional support from Teenage Cancer Trust, we are on target to reach our estimated goal for the Charity of the Year."
Man Group Plc is a leading global provider of alternative investment products and solutions. This FTSE 100 firm employs 1,600 people in 13 countries, with key centre’s in London and Pfäffikon, Switzerland. Man’s employees selected Teenager Cancer Trust as their charity of the year for 2007.
The partnership got off to a strong start with a donation of £100,000 from Man’s trustees. Staff fundraising from this partnership totalled over £200,000. Events included BBQ’s and quiz nights, marathon running in London and Zermatt, as well as a bungee jump off a dam in Switzerland. The biggest fundraiser saw senior members of staff do forfeits including eating scorpions and having rotten food thrown at them.
Volkswagen is German based car manufacturers who are famous for producing the iconic VW Camper Van and VW Beatle.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles donated a uniquely branded 1965 ‘Split Screen’ VW Transporter Van to Teenage Cancer Trust. The van was branded with ‘The Who’ famous target logo and legendary images of the original band members, Roger Daltrey CBE, Pete Townsend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. The ‘Magic Van’ was designed by Richard Evans who worked with the band for over 30 years deigning album covers and tour designs.
The ‘Magic Van’ helped raise £32,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust through an online raffle that drew entrants from all over the World. The competition was launched in April 2008 by The Who front man and Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE on the opening night of the 2008 Royal Albert Hall Concerts. The sun visor was signed by Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey CBE.
Whole Foods Market and Icelandic Glacial
Whole Foods Market is an American based food and household retailer of natural and organic products. Since opening their first store in Austin, Texas in 1978 they now have 275 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The Icelandic Glacial brand is owned and operated by Icelandic Water Holdings ehf. based in Hlidarendi, Iceland. Icelandic Glacial water is from a natural volcanic spring which is universally acclaimed for its purity.
During the build up to the 2009 Royal Albert Hall concerts Teenage Cancer Trust teamed up with Whole Foods Market, Kensington and Icelandic Glacial to raise funds and awareness. During the month of March Icelandic donated 10p from every 1 litre bottle of water sold at Whole Foods, this raised £291.50. Through a number of events Whole Foods Market raised £3712.26. Events included donating the takings from their Thirsty Thursday food and wine tasting evening, till point customer donations and from dedicating a whole day to raising awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust. On Wednesday 1st April 5% of the days takings were donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Fundraising Total: Between Whole Foods Market and Icelandic Glacial a grand total of £4003.76 was raised in one Month.
If you would like to find out more about getting involved as a company, please contact the corporate team via:
Tel: 020 7612 0728