Friday 29th June 2018
Aldi colleagues and customers have raised more than £2 million for Teenage Cancer Trust as part of their goal to raise £5 million to ensure no young person faces cancer alone.
To reach this amazing milestone, Aldi team members across the UK have taken on challenges such as sky dives, sponsored treks, and even head shaves! All of this amazing fundraising has meant that Aldi have reached the £2 million mark ahead of expectations, just 15 months after our partnership with the supermarket began in January 2017 and only 4 months after they reached the £1 million milestone.
The money raised by Aldi has funded teenage cancer specialists in all local communities across the UK and plays a vital role in protecting and developing our services for young people with cancer across the UK. This includes directly funding new roles for 18 Specialist Nurses, 11 Youth Support Coordinators and 3 Multi-Disciplinary Coordinators.
Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi said:
So far the partnership has exceeded all possible expectations, both in terms of the generosity and support from our customers and the dedication of our colleagues across the country.
As Teenage Cancer Trust's largest corporate partner, we're committed to keeping this momentum up as we keep edging towards our £5 million target and to improving the everyday lives of young people with cancer.
Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
We're incredibly grateful for the passionate and enthusiastic support that Aldi's team and customers are giving young people with cancer. Hitting the second million just four months after achieving the first is amazing and every pound raised makes the vital work of Teenage Cancer Trust possible.
Right now, for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust reach, there's another we can't. This money will help us provide young people with cancer with the best treatment, care and support - and ultimately ensure that no young person faces cancer alone.