Wednesday 6th May 2015
PageGroup chose to support Teenage Cancer Trust in a UK-wide staff vote. They have pledged to raise £200,000: enough to fund 8,000 hours of vital care and support via the funding of youth support coordinators, specialist units and expert nurses.
Oliver Watson, Managing Director at PageGroup, said: “As a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment, we understand better than anyone the importance of having the right people to get a job done. We are thrilled to help Teenage Cancer Trust support their highly-skilled and dedicated workforce to continuously provide the best possible care and treatment for young people with cancer.
We were shocked to discover that cancer kills more young people than any other disease in the UK and seven people aged 13-24 are diagnosed every day. It’s important for us to support charity projects where we see a tangible difference and the Expert Care Programme is an exemplary model of this. Teenage Cancer Trust patients will receive one hour of expert care for every £25 raised by a PageGroup employee.
Since 2006, PageGroup has raised over £1m for charity through various partnerships, including Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital and most recently, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
These partnerships have inspired PageGroup staff to scale great heights, pace the streets in marathons, compete in triathlons, cycle hundreds of miles between capital cities, and hold an Apprentice-style fundraising contest which pits teams against each other to raise the most money in one day.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Teenage Cancer Trust specialist nurses and youth support coordinators make a huge difference to the experience of young people with cancer in hospitals, providing tailored, individual care and the best possible support and information. By funding an incredible 8,000 hours of their vital care, PageGroup will be directly improving the lives of young people with cancer. We feel very lucky to be working with PageGroup on this partnership.”