TK Maxx

Children with huge coat hanger as part of TK Maxx's Give Up Clothes for Good campaign

Since 2004, our incredible partnership with TK Maxx has raised over £44m for Cancer Research UK. 

Support for Cancer Research UK sits under the Community pillar of TJX Europe’s Corporate Responsibility mission which aims to help vulnerable children and young people achieve their full potential in local communities. Over £40m of the total raised by TK Maxx has helped support research into children’s and young people’s cancers. The retailer has raised funds through cause-related marketing and in-store donation initiatives, staff fundraising activities and the UK’s longest-running clothes collection campaign, Give Up Clothes For Good.  

Championed by celebrities and children and families living with cancer, Give Up Clothes For Good rallies people across the UK to drop off their quality, pre-loved clothes, accessories, and homeware at special collection points in all TK Maxx stores. The items are then sold in Cancer Research UK shops to raise funds to support research into children’s and young people’s cancers. The Campaign promotes a strong sustainability message through the re-use and recycling of goods. Since the beginning of the partnership, TK Maxx customers and associates have collected over 1.7 million bags of clothes, accessories and homeware. This amounts to over 8800 tonnes of pre-loved items diverted from landfill or over 198,000 tonnes of saved carbon emissions. 

TK Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK's research into children’s cancers that affect 0-24-year-olds, helping fund life-saving research to ensure more children and young people survive cancer with a good quality of life. 

TK Maxx have supported several strategic research projects into children’s and young people’s cancers. To mark the partnership's 10th anniversary in 2014, TK Maxx fully supported the UK arm of an international clinical trial that aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment for children and young people with ependymoma – a rare type of brain tumour for which new treatments with fewer side effects are urgently needed.  

To celebrate the 15th year of our partnership, TK Maxx committed to supporting the Cancer Research UK Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence. The centre brings together expert researchers from across the globe to accelerate the development of better treatments and increase the survival and long-term outcomes for children diagnosed with brain tumours. 

TKMaxx employees engage in some karaoke themed fundraising

TK Maxx also partner with us on the Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Awards scheme, which recognises and celebrates the courage and bravery of children living with cancer. 

 

In 2020 TK Maxx won two awards recognising the achievements of the partnership with Cancer Research UK 

  • Better Society Awards for Partnership with a children’s health charity 

  • Charity Times Award for Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer  

We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Cancer Research UK which is now in its 17th year. Our associates and customers have shown amazing commitment over the years, raising over £40m for this fantastic charity. Supporting communities by helping vulnerable families and young children is at the heart of TJX’s mission. Our partnership raises money for research into children’s cancers and the funds help support improvements in treatments and cures for children and young people living with cancer. 

-  Jo Murphy, Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at TJX Europe