TK Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK's work in children's cancers. Since 2004, the partnership has raised over £32m through stock and cash donations. This includes the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, where staff and customers donate pre-loved quality clothing, accessories and homeware via special collection points in stores to sell in our Cancer Research UK shops.
The retailer has a strong corporate responsibility programme, which aims to create a lasting positive impact in local communities, with a particular focus on helping vulnerable children and young people.
To mark the partnership's 10th anniversary in 2014, TK Maxx funded a clinical trial led by Professor Richard Grundy. The international trial aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for children and young people with a rare type of brain tumour called an ependymoma, where better, kinder treatments are urgently needed.
“Ependymoma brain tumours are exceptionally difficult to treat and survival remains low. It’s fantastic that Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx are funding this international trial to help us understand more about the disease in the hope that we can help more children survive with the best quality of life possible.”
Professor Richard Grundy, Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Nottingham
TK Maxx also supports our Star Awards, which recognise the courage of children and young people facing cancer.