All our corporate partners
In 2022 we launched a new partnership with AIG UK Ltd, who provide a range of insurance products and services to clients in business and life. AIG will be providing health information to their customers which specifically focuses on ways to lower the risk of getting cancer through lifestyle choices. They will also be signposting their customers to Cancer Research UK’s nurses helpline.
In October 2020, we launched a two-year partnership with consulting and infrastructure support services company Amey. Employees will be volunteering their time and finding fun and innovative ways to fundraise for our life-saving work, and we’ll be offering our Cancer Awareness in the Workplace programme.
Aspect Capital, the Systematic investment management company, has supported Cancer Research UK since 2013, through employee fundraising and corporate donations. In 2022, Aspect Capital donated £200,000 to support our life-saving research.
In 2023, we launched our partnership with one of the UK's leading discount retailers, B&M. We recently delivered our first CRM activity where they will be donating 5p to Cancer Research UK from each product sold in their newly launched exclusive beauty range.
Since it launched in 2016, our award-winning partnership with Bellway Homes has raised £3m. This is thanks to record levels of employee fundraising across around 300 Bellway Homes sites and offices, supported by a dedicated team of 30 charity coordinators.
Launched in Autumn 2023, our partnership with Cards Direct aims to raise £100k over two years for life-saving cancer research. Cards Direct colleagues and customers can take part in activities in stores across the country including cash donations, fundraising initiatives, volunteering, and through the sale of selected products.
Stand Up To Cancer is our joint national fundraising campaign with Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. Supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) in the US and launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, turning academic breakthroughs in the labs into new treatments that could make a real difference for people with cancer. More than £62 million has been raised in the UK to date, funding 55 clinical trials and projects, and involving around 11,000 cancer patients across the country.
Every year, Channel 4 staff take on their own fundraising challenges and have so far raised over £250,000 for the campaign. A popular fundraiser is the highly competitive Seed Fundraising Challenge where different Channel 4 teams are given a small amount of money and challenged to see which team can transform it into the largest amount of money. The broadcaster was also one of our first corporate partners to take on the ‘Sprintathon’ where participants run a marathon in individual 100m sprints.
Citi's London office staff voted for Cancer Research UK to be their Charity of the Year partner from 2023 to 2025. They plan to donate at least £350,000 over the two year period though a variety of fundraising activities and will be funding a research project called SampleCam which is a new diagnostic tool to detect colorectal cancer earlier and more efficiently.
Since our partnership with Coinstar launched 19 years ago, the company has raised over £1m from the fantastic customers who choose to donate their loose change to Cancer Research UK when they use Coinstar machines nationwide.
Coinstar - a world leader in self-service coin counting operates a network of nearly 2,000 machines located in supermarkets across the UK. Customers can take their unsorted change to the machine where it is counted and converted into a voucher that can be exchanged for cash or used towards shopping. And thanks to Coinstar’s ‘Coins that Count Programme’, consumers can choose to donate their coins directly to charity, resulting in £1.1 million already raised for Cancer Research UK.
Co-op Legal Services
The Daily Mail are supporting Cancer Research UK through their fundraising appeal. 100% of all money raised will support Cancer Research UK’s work into cancer affecting children and young people, so that more 0-24 year olds can survive cancer with a good quality of life.
Edwardian Hotels London
When our partnership launched in 2015, Edwardian Hotels London pledged to raise £2m over seven years towards research at the Francis Crick Institute in London. Edwardian is now over half way to achieving this goal. Partnership fundraising has included exclusive events, customer donations and a whole host of employee challenges, such as climbing Snowdon by night.
We’ve been in partnership with Funky Pigeon since 2017. During that time, their customers have generously raised over £260,000 for our life-saving research by donating at checkout when they purchase a card or a gift. In April 2021, Funky Pigeon also launched a card and gift range that will support Cancer Research UK, with sales of the card range specifically supporting translational research through Cancer Research UK's Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
HSBC UK employees and customers have been supporting Cancer Research UK since 2006 through ATM and online donations, payroll giving and employee fundraising. HSBC also donated $25m towards the Francis Crick Institute, a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility in London which opened in 2016.
Live Nation UK | Ticketmaster | Festival Republic
Live Nation UK has supported Cancer Research UK since 2008. Part of the Live Nation family, Ticketmaster UK and Festival Republic have each held their own successful fundraising activities.
Ticketmaster UK has raised over £970,000 since 2015 by inviting customers to donate to Cancer Research UK when they purchase tickets online for selected concerts and events. During October and November, this activity supports our Stand Up To Cancer campaign with staff in the London and Manchester offices having previously taken part in some epic fundraising challenges. In 2019 and 2020, Ticketmaster organised an international collaboration for World Cancer Day, uniting their offices around the globe to raise money through staff fundraising and customer donations.
Since 2014, Festival Republic has asked festival-goers at Wireless and Download to donate to Cancer Research UK in order to receive access to exclusive guest areas. This has raised almost £760,000. It has also supported Cancer Research UK’s Own Your Tone campaign by playing our sun safety content on the big screens at selected festivals.
Through ATM donations, payroll giving and donations via their MyReward scheme, longstanding partner NatWest Group has generated over £7m towards our life-saving work since 2002. NatWest Group also champions the global Giving Tuesday campaign where they encourage employees and customers to sign up to payroll giving and donate their MyRewards points to charity. We are delighted to have them as a partner and thank them for their continued support.
Revolut customers can donate to Cancer Research UK via the Revolut app either monthly, weekly, as a one-off payment or by selecting to have each transaction rounded up and the difference donated to their chosen charity. Our partnership with the UK financial technology company launched to celebrate World Cancer Day 2020.
In September 2022, we celebrated the launch of an exciting new long-term partnership with Rhenus Logistics, a leading logistics service provider with 37,500 employees across 970 locations globally and an annual turnover of 7 billion Euros. The family-owned global logistics company pledges a donation for every kg that is shipped through the Life Sciences & Healthcare facility at Heathrow Airport. Furthermore, employees of Rhenus in the UK will be finding fun and innovative ways to fundraise for our life-saving work, and we will be delivering our Cancer Awareness in the workplace programme across the company.
Our partnership with Roadchef began in 2018 and has already seen thousands of employees, along with the support of their customers across 30 service areas, raise £3.2m through collections, sporting events and supporting our national Stand Up To Cancer and World Cancer Day campaigns.
In December 2022, Royal London made a generous donation to medical research to help prevent families from cancer life shocks. Royal London is the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, providing a range of pension and protection products to customers and employers, primarily through independent financial advisers. Royal London are a purpose-driven mutual: ‘Protecting today, investing in tomorrow. Together we are mutually responsible’. This defines the impact they want to have for their customers and for society. From January 2023, our partnership will focus on prevention and long-term research into the causes of cancer. In addition to donations from Royal London’s Social Impact Budget, their 4,000 employees will be fundraising and volunteering to support our partnership.
Runners Need came on board as a Race for Life sponsor in 2023. As the official running retailer of Race For Life they are encouraging everyone of all abilities to get outdoors, get active and have fun with their friends and love ones, as well as sharing their expertise and top tips with participants.
We joined forces with ScottishPower in 2012 to launch an ambitious, industry-leading partnership. Through employee fundraising, sponsorship of Cancer Research UK events and the ‘Help Beat Cancer’ energy tariff, where ScottishPower makes a donation for every month a customer remains on the tariff, the energy company has raised £30m. It is also the official energy sponsor of Race for Life.
Scrap Car Comparison
Scrap Car Comparison have supported Cancer Research UK since 2020. Scrap Car Comparison’s Donate A Car scheme allows you to get rid of your old, damaged or unwanted vehicle and give all, or just some, of the profit to Cancer Research UK, as one of their chosen charity partners. These donations will help fund life-saving cancer research.
Since our partnership began in 2013, Slimming World has raised over £17m. This is through campaigns such as the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, Slimming World does Race for Life, Walk All Over Cancer and the London Marathon. As well as raising vital funds, the partnership also supports our shared goal to raise awareness of the links between obesity and cancer.
In January 2023, Standard Life became our new headline sponsor of Race for Life. Standard Life is part of Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. Standard Life is a brand that has been trusted to look after peoples’ life savings for nearly 200 years.
Today it proudly serves millions of customers who come to Standard Life directly, through advisers and through their employers’ pension scheme. The sponsorship, which will initially span three years, will include a major TV and radio activation programme as well as a presence at 160 Race for Life events. More than 10m people have taken part in a Race for Life event since they began in 1994, collectively raising nearly £1bn. The sponsorship will cover both the 30th year of Race for Life as well as Standard Life’s 200th anniversary and the activity will go towards helping Race for Life in their bid to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
From 2001 to 2022 Tesco were the proud headline sponsor of Race for Life. In 2018 we built on that partnership, launching a ground-breaking partnership between Tesco, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. The aim is to work together to help support promoting healthier lifestyles – making the healthier choice the easier choice. In July 2022, the partnership announced the launch of the 'Let's Talk' pharmacy training programme. Specialist trainings were delivered to Tesco pharmacists and pharmacy colleagues to support their conversations with the public. Shoppers can now pop in and talk to one of the team wearing a ‘Let’s Talk’ badge. Tesco also promotes customer fundraising through rounding up shopping to the nearest £1 at self-service tills and through Clubcard donation initiatives.
Since 2004, TK Maxx customers and associates have raised over £44m for Cancer Research UK. Of that total, £40m has helped support research into children’s and young people’s cancers.
The retailer raises money through customer donations, associate fundraising and sales of selected products in addition to the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, the UK’s longest-running clothing collection campaign. TK Maxx also sponsor the Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Awards scheme, which recognises the courage and bravery of children and young people facing cancer.
This year we are excited to partner with the newly launched Virgin Red - a customer rewards platform and app across all the Virgin brands. Virgin Red has partnered with 10 charities, offering customers the option of converting their loyalty points to donations for charity.
The Works Stores Ltd
Thanks to the fantastic support of employees and customers, retailer The Works Stores has raised over £1 million for Cancer Research UK since 2016. This fantastic contribution has been achieved through year-round fundraising events and the in-store sale of charitable products, including our pin badges and World Cancer Day Unity Bands.
Ultra Events has been supporting Cancer Research UK since 2013. In that time, thousands of their participants have taken part in events and raised over £29m to support our life-saving research.
Since the start of our partnership with Warburtons in early 2015, the company has contributed over £2.5m through employee fundraising and donations from the Warburton family. We were delighted that Warburtons agreed to extend the partnership to Autumn 2023. And in 2019, the Warburtons Charity Champion team received a Special Commendation for ‘Corporate Fundraising Team of the Year’ at our Flame of Hope awards.