TK Maxx is proud to be the partner of Cancer Research UK's Little Stars Awards in 2012/13 for the fifth year running. Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx believe each and every child who confronts cancer is extra special.
TK Maxx has been a partner of Cancer Research UK since 2004, and to date has contributed over £13 million, of which over £9 million has been raised to fund groundbreaking research into beating children’s cancers.
Jools Tait, Director of Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, said: "The Little Star Awards are now in their ninth year and TK Maxx have once again kindly donated a £50 TK Maxx voucher as a special treat for every Little Star nomination, as well as supporting the 2013 Little Star’s Party."
“TK Maxx sponsored last year’s party held at London Zoo for 20 children who had been personally affected by cancer, introducing them and their families to the zoo’s animals, fun activities and a raft of celebrities including, singer Lemar and TV presenters Zoe Salmon and Konnie Huq. We are extremely grateful to TK Maxx for their on-going generously, supporting our pioneering research into beating children’s cancers."
Jo Murphy, Head of CSR,TK Maxx said: "The Little Star Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the courage of children diagnosed with cancer and we are proud to be supporting this initiative again this year. TK Maxx is committed to building a brighter future for children and thanks to the generous support of our customers and associates, since 2004 we have contributed over £13 million for Cancer Research UK's life-saving work."
Thanks to the support from TK Maxx, we are able to continue to fund research into helping to beat children’s cancers.
Professional event organiser Chris Lerwill advises Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx in relation to the annual Little Star Awards party. Chris runs events management agency bbl based in Wiltshire, arranging everything from company celebrations to in-house conferences, global product launches to European roadshows.
The team work closely with their clients to understand each event's unique brief and requirements to deliver a tailored solution. Chris said the company was delighted to be working with the Little Star Awards event.
"Cancer touches so many people and affects all of us in one way or another, whether through family or friends," she said. "Our aim with the Little Star Awards party is to create a personal and special experience for all of the families to have a day that they can really enjoy, despite all the difficult circumstances."
"It is a privilege to be involved with such a unique event.”
In 2011, Christine was given a Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Special Commendation to recognise her contribution to the Little Star Awards party.
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