Monday 9th September 2019
Aldi has raised an incredible £4 million for Teenage Cancer Trust, nearly two years ahead of schedule!
All across the UK, Aldi employees have joined in with fundraising, organising raffles, cake sales and till collections as well as taking part in sponsored cycle rides and marathons.
The money raised so far is already helping young people with cancer like Josh, a deputy manager at Aldi who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Josh has been treated on our unit at St James' Hospital in Leeds, where he's benefitted from our expert age-appropriate care.
"The nurses and Youth Support Coordinators on the unit were amazing and really helpful," said Josh. "I also made some good mates. It helped having people there my own age who understood what I was going through."
Thankfully my team at Aldi in Chapel Allerton have been supportive and amazing to me through everything.
The £4 million that has been raised since Aldi first partnered with us in 2017 is enough to support the funding of 30 specialist nurses, 15 Youth Support Coordinators and 4 Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinators (who ensure young people receive specialist support wherever they are) for two years.
Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said:
It fills me with pride to know that colleagues from across Aldi are doing their bit to support this important charity. The fact that we're nearly two years ahead of our funding target is testament to how passionately everyone has taken to this task.
"On behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust, I'd like to say a massive thank you to Aldi for the huge difference they're making to young people with cancer across the UK," said Kate Collins, our Chief Executive. "Reaching the £4 million milestone only two years into the partnership is incredible, and a real testament to the hard work, passion and enthusiasm of Aldi's team and customers."