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.
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.
Our partnership with Avon launched in 2018 to increase breast cancer awareness. Since then, we’ve been amazed by Avon and the Avon Foundation’s commitment to ensuring every woman knows the risks and signs of breast cancer, and how and when to take action through the ‘Avon Breast Cancer Promise’. Together, we believe that no woman should die because she was left in the dark about breast cancer.
Since it launched in 2016, our award-winning partnership with Bellway Homes has raised £1.6m. 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.
Our partnership with Buildbase continues to go from strength to strength and was even shortlisted for a prestigious Charity Times Award in 2020. The introduction of some exciting new staff fundraising ideas helped to raise over £150,000 in 2019 alone – £100,000 more than the previous year.
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.
An overwhelming majority of Childbase staff chose Cancer Research UK as their 2020 charity partner and have been creatively raising funds at their nursery sites across the UK. We are absolutely delighted that they have pledged to support us again in 2021.
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 million already raised for Cancer Research UK.
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.
Co-op Legal Services
We were delighted to welcome Credit Suisse into our corporate partnership family in 2020. Credit Suisse employees will be fundraising for our life-saving work with a whole host of events, including sporting challenges and quiz nights. The money raised will fund a groundbreaking immunotherapy project headed up by Dr Oliver Pearce at our Cancer Research UK Barts Centre in London.
DP Building Systems
In 2020, DP Building Systems – a cable specialist company based in Birmingham – teamed up with Cancer Research UK to create a unique USB charging cable. For every unit sold, £1 will be donated towards our life-saving work.
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 £230,000 for our life-saving research by donating at checkout when they purchase a card or a gift.
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.
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 £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.
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.
Staff and customers at fashion retailer M&Co have tirelessly fundraised for Cancer Research UK since 2008, raising almost £4m towards our life-saving research through activities such as in-store fashion shows, raffles and challenge events, as well as donations of stock and pre-loved goods for our shops.
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.
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.
Our partnership with Roadchef began in 2018 and has already seen thousands of employees across 30 service areas raise a projected amount of £2.6m through collections, sporting events and supporting our national Stand Up To Cancer and World Cancer Day campaigns.
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.
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 millions for Cancer Research UK and more than 340,000 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 four organisations are working together to help Tesco’s 300,000 UK colleagues and millions of UK shoppers by removing barriers to healthier habits and helping to encourage and support sustainable, measurable changes in behaviour through a series of targeted activities and campaigns.
The Works Stores Ltd
Thanks to the fantastic support of employees and customers, retailer The Works Stores has raised over £940,000 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 Unity Bands.
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 £21m to support our life-saving research. Ultra Events offers their 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 £2m 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.