All our corporate partners
Since November 2017, we've been one of the registered charities for AmazonSmile, the charity arm of Amazon.co.uk. By simply registering at smile.amazon.co.uk, customers can donate 0.5% of all purchases made through the site to Cancer Research UK.
Since it launched in 2016, our award-winning partnership with Bellway Homes has raised almost £1.2m. 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.
Established in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer is our bold and ambitious campaign hosted with Channel 4. Through the campaign, we aim to raise substantial funds for translational research, which focuses on translating lab discoveries into real-world tests and treatments for people with cancer. Channel 4 hosts a live show every other year in October to raise money for the campaign. Since 2012 this has generated a phenomenal £62.9m.
Every year, Channel 4 staff take on their own fundraising challenges and have so far raised £250,000 for the campaign. One popular challenge is the Seed Fundraising Challenge where teams are given a small amount of money and challenged to transform it into the largest amount of money of all participating teams. The broadcaster was also our first corporate partner to take on the ‘Sprintathon’ where participants run a 100m section of a marathon.
Since our partnership with Coinstar launched 18 years ago, the company has raised almost £1m from the fantastic customers who choose to donate their loose change to Cancer Research UK when they use Coinstar machines nationwide.
Compass Group UK
Part of the largest foodservice company in the world, Compass Group UK partnered with us in 2009. In the decade since then, they have contributed almost £2.5m towards our life-saving work and Jo Jackson, the company’s CRUK Charity Champion, was recognised as our ‘Corporate Charity Champion of the Year’ at our 2016 Flame of Hope awards.
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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.
HSBC employees and customers have been supporting Cancer Research UK since 2006 through ATM 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.
Since partnering with us in 2013, John Lewis has raised over £500,000 through its Gift List service. When using the service, customers can choose to add a donation to Cancer Research UK.
Legal & General Insurance
Legal & General has donated £47,000 a year since 2016 to help fund our Facilitator programme. Our Facilitators provide practical, locally tailored, face-to-face support to GPs and other healthcare professionals across the UK to make sure they know about the latest tools, advice and guidelines for preventing and spotting cancer early.
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 £800,000 since 2013 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 and staff in London and Manchester offices take part in epic fundraising challenges. In 2019, Ticketmaster launched an international collaboration for World Cancer Day, uniting offices in 20 countries 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 £700,000. 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.
Since 2011, Mobility Plus has donated £100 to Cancer Research UK for every bathroom fitted, as well as helping us raise awareness among staff and customers of the lifestyle factors associated with cancer.
We’ve delivered a joint sun safety campaign with NIVEA SUN every year since 2012. The campaign includes stickers on products, and TV and radio advertising featuring our easy-to-remember acronym 'CARE': Cover up, Aim for shade, Rub on sunscreen and Enjoy the sun safely. NIVEA SUN also sponsors our Race for Life Schools campaign.
Since our partnership with fashion retailer Peacocks began in 2016, staff and customers have raised over £400,000 through staff fundraising, sponsored activities and selling Cancer Research UK merchandise in stores. Peacocks also helps to raise awareness among employees of the lifestyle factors associated with cancer.
Through ATM donations, payroll giving and donations via the Reward current accounts, longstanding partner RBS Group has generated over £7m towards our life-saving work since 2002.
Our partnership with Roadchef began in 2018 and has already seen thousands of employees across 30 service areas organise collections, take part in fundraising activities and support our national Stand Up To Cancer and World Cancer Day campaigns.
Since our partnership began in 2002, staff at Rowlands Pharmacy have raised over £500,000. They are particularly active during our annual World Cancer Day campaign in February, and each summer help us spread our important sun safety messages by setting up displays in stores.
As an official sponsor of Race for Life and headline partner of Shine Night Walk, Ryvita is encouraging more people to take part in Cancer Research UK events as part of a healthy lifestyle, while also raising funds for our life-saving research.
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 £25m. It is also the official energy sponsor of Race for Life.
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.
Thanks to fantastic support from colleagues and customers, since 2002 Tesco has raised over £45m for Cancer Research UK and more than 330,000 employees have taken part in our nationwide fundraising event, Race for Life. In 2018, we built on this longstanding relationship by launching a groundbreaking partnership between Tesco, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. The aim is to encourage Tesco's colleagues and customers to make healthier lifestyle choices that could help lower their risk of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and heart and circulatory disease.
The Works Stores Ltd
Thanks to the fantastic support of employees and customers, retailer The Works Stores has raised over £725,000 for Cancer Research UK since 2016. This huge contribution has been achieved through year-round fundraising events and the in-store sale of charitable products, including our World Cancer Day wristbands.
Cancer Research UK is proud to benefit from The Yogscast’s annual Jingle Jam Charity Drive, where gamers across the globe are invited to make a charity donation through the Humble Bundle website in return for a special bundle of games and game-related content. The Jingle Jam is streamed live on Twitch throughout the month of December and for the past two years, has raised funds for our Stand Up To Cancer campaign. In 2018, the total raised from this brilliant fundraising initiative was a whopping $3.3m and Stand Up To Cancer was thrilled to receive a fantastic £318,000.
Since 2004, TK Maxx has raised over £34m towards our research into children's cancers. The retailer runs key campaigns throughout the year, including Give Up Clothes For Good and Christmas Sock Day, as well as supporting Cancer Research UK’s Star Awards nomination scheme, which recognises the courage of children and young people facing cancer.
Ultra Events has been supporting Cancer Research UK since 2013. In that time, it has inspired more than 60,000 people across the UK to step out of their comfort zone, learn a new, exhilarating skill and raise over £19m to support our life-saving research. The Ultra model offers brave participants eight weeks of free professional training in a number of disciplines: Ultra White Collar Boxing, Ultra MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Ultra Ballroom, Ultra Darts and Ultra Comedy. More recently, Ultra Adventures has also taken intrepid fundraisers further afield to tackle the more extreme challenges of Mount Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu.
Since the start of our partnership with Warburtons in early 2015, the company has contributed over £1.5m through employee fundraising and donations from the Warburton family. In 2018, we were delighted that they agreed to extend the partnership for a further three years. 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.
In 2017, WHSmith staff chose us as their main charity partner for the retailer's 225th anniversary celebrations. To date, they have raised over £1.2m by selling Cancer Research UK merchandise and taking part in a wide range of fundraising activities, as well as asking customers for donations. The retailer has also supported our Stand Up To Cancer campaign by stocking virtual reality headsets and Bake Off recipe booklets in aid of our work, and holding a charity gala ball. Their network of Charity Champions took part in the colourful fundraising event ‘Go Orange’ in October 2019 and raised over £20,000 in just two weeks.