Morgan Stanley and its London employees have partnered with Teenage Cancer Trust since 2019, raising over £1 million to help build, design and equip a brand-new specialist blood cancer ward for young adults at UCLH, London. The ‘Teenage Cancer Trust and Morgan Stanley Unit’ is due to open early in 2021. In addition to this, Morgan Stanley is also funding a chill out space and waiting area for young cancer patients at UCLHs newly built proton beam therapy centre, due to open by summer 2021.
The money raised by Morgan Stanley will also enable four new specialist outreach nurses to work across London and the South East, so that every young person with cancer can get the expert care and sensitive individual support they need.
So far Morgan Stanley colleagues have taken on a number of challenges and activities to raise money including cycling from London to Paris, hosting a Christmas choir concert, competing in dragon boat races and holding prize draws.
Morgan Stanley colleagues have also volunteered to support Teenage Cancer Trust in a number of ways including creating over 70 Christmas hampers for the nurses at UCLH, holding virtual employability sessions for young people with cancer and providing expertise to help solve strategic challenges.
We are very excited that the partnership has been extended until September 2021, with additional funds raised supporting our team of brilliant Youth Support Coordinators in London.
We cannot thank Morgan Stanley enough for their support to date and we are excited to see what will be achieved over the next year.