HealthTrust Europe is delighted to announce Cancer Research UK, the UK’s leading cancer research and awareness charity, as its 2021 charity of choice. As part of HealthTrust Europe’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life, every year its employees select a charity to support from a shortlist. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, employees embraced the virtual fundraising environment for last year’s chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Society, exceeding their £5000 target by 38%. They will now look forward to continuing fundraising activities and awareness campaigns for Cancer Research UK.
Currently, 2 in 4 people who have cancer survive it and Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate this to 3 in 4 people within the next 20 years. This will be achieved through key areas of research which include preventing cancer through education, detecting cancer through early diagnosis, treating cancer patients through the development of new treatments, and to optimize by making current treatments more effective.
In the year 2019/2020, Cancer Research UK funded research worth £455 million pounds in almost every aspect of cancer through a variety of mechanisms, from supporting infrastructure, including world-class research institutes to providing grants for projects and training fellowships. Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic last year, prominent advances were made in cancer research last year and so uniting to beat cancer has never been more important.
Dale Robinson, HealthTrust Europe Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce Cancer Research UK as our 2021 charity choice. Cancer Research UK are at the heart of progress in medical and scientific cancer research and its thanks to this vital research that survival rates for cancer in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years. Last year, we raised £7,375 for Alzheimer’s Society and I have no doubt that our employees will continue to go to great lengths to support this fantastic cause.”
Jayme Shepherd, Local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that HealthTrust Europe has chosen Cancer Research UK as their Charity Partner for 2021 and we look forward to working with them and supporting them in their fundraising.
“Cancer Research UK relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving research and it needs support more now than ever, so funds raised through supporters like HealthTrust Europe and their customers are crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who work day and night to fight cancer on all fronts.
“Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, and together we will beat cancer.”