Following a vote by colleagues, UPP is pleased to announce that Teenage Cancer Trust is the Company’s new charity partner and today the new partnership launches its first fundraising campaign.
‘Be Active Your Way’ will see colleagues from across UPP taking part in activities which support physical and mental wellbeing, whilst also raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Richard Brabner, Chair of ‘UPP Gives’, UPP’s employee fundraising committee, which partners with the UPP Foundation to support causes staff are passionate about, said: “UPP and the UPP Foundation are committed to making a positive difference through our work with students and universities and fundraising for good causes.
“Across the organisation, we know that colleagues are enthusiastic about giving something back and our teams have voted for Teenage Cancer Trust to be our new charity partner over the next two years, with the Charity set to benefit from the proceeds of our Company-wide initiatives and events.”
Judith Anderson, Senior Relationship Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: ‘Teenage Cancer Trust is incredibly excited to be working alongside UPP over the next two years. The incredible support of UPP, undertaking various challenges, will be invaluable.
“Without vital fundraising, Teenage Cancer Trust wouldn’t be able to provide the specialised nursing and emotional support that young people with cancer aged 13-24 so desperately need.”
Teenage Cancer Trust is also inviting UPP colleagues to register interest in running in the 2022 London Marathon and joining #TeamLegend to run on behalf of the Charity.
UPP Gives will continue to match funds raised by colleagues for other good causes alongside the partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust.