Friday 12th January 2018
This epic milestone has been met via tireless fundraising efforts from customers and colleagues across the country, who have taken on a range of wild and wonderful tasks to help ensure no young person has to face cancer alone.
Oliver King, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said:
We are delighted to have raised £1.2 million for Teenage Cancer Trust and want to thank all those who helped us achieve this. From customers bathing in paddling pools full of baked beans, to colleagues creating and taking part in inflatable obstacle courses – we couldn’t be more grateful to those who have supported us in reaching this incredible amount.
Aldi’s ongoing partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust will see Aldi’s colleagues and customers come together to help ensure young people with cancer have the access to specialist support and services from Teenage Cancer Trust.
The next step in this fundraising target will see Aldi sponsoring Teenage Cancer Trust’s fundraising concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in March, as well as numerous other fundraising initiatives from their customers and colleagues. Since 2000, the shows have played a vital role in helping us raise over £24 million to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK.
Kate Collins, Interim Chief Executive at Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
We are hugely grateful for the support Aldi have shown us so far, and want to reiterate our thanks to Aldi’s customers and staff who have come together to raise this sum. This money will be used to ensure young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support – and ultimately that no young person faces cancer alone.