Thursday 9th May 2019
We're so excited to announce that Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, will join forces with us for a fantastic charity partnership for the next 12 months!
Metro Bank colleagues chose Teenage Cancer Trust in a staff vote in April and the bank has set a fundraising target of £150,000. Metro Bank's support will help us recruit and fund a new team of highly specialist nurses to go into local communities across the country to ensure every young person facing cancer has access to our expert, age-appropriate care, regardless of where they live or choose to be treated.
As part of our partnership, Metro Bank colleagues will organise and participate in fundraising activities throughout the year, from bake sales and raffles to marathons and mountaineering. Donations from customers made via Metro Bank's Magic Money Machines in its 66 stores will also be added to the bank's overall fundraising total.
Metro Bank will also give colleagues a Day to AMAZE where they'll be able to use a day they would normally be working to volunteer their time and/or skills to give back to their local community. We can't wait to provide some fantastic opportunities for Metro Bank colleagues to get involved with our work.
Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, said:
At Metro Bank, we're really proud to be partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust for the year ahead. The charity combines national impact with a really local feel, and our colleagues can't wait to get involved to help fund a new team of highly specialist nurses supporting young people facing cancer in communities across the country.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Metro Bank for the next 12 months, and would like to say a massive thank you to them for helping us deliver vital services for young people with cancer," said Laura Pearce, Head of Corporate Development for Teenage Cancer Trust. "With Metro Bank's generous support, we will be able to provide 5,000 hours of expert, age-appropriate nursing care, and get closer to our goal of reaching every young person diagnosed with cancer in the UK."