Our corporate partners
We are extremely grateful to every one of our corporate partners. Their support is vital as we work together to stop bowel cancer in our lifetime.
On 11 September 2015 we attended the star-studded 11th annual BGC Charity Day with our patrons Hollywood actor Tom Hardy and his partner Charlotte Riley as well as TV presenter Dermot O'Leary. The stars joined the BGC brokers on the trading floor and spent a number of hours chatting on the phones and assisting with multi-million pound deals.
Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate their friends and colleagues, who died on September 11 2001 and donate 100% of their revenue from one day to a range of different charities.
Edwards & Co. Solicitors, based in Belfast, have chosen us as their charity partner for 2015-2016. In 2012 we became their first ever Charity of the Year partner and were delighted when they decided to support us again. They raised over £22,000 through various fundraising events in 2015, including a launch event on HMS Belfast and a virtual cyclathon! We’re really looking forward to working with them again in 2016 and are delighted that they are so committed to supporting our incredible work in Northern Ireland.
Foster + Partners have kindly supported us through fundraising, as well as hosting events in their London office. Our patron, the amazing architect Lord Norman Foster, is founder and Chairman of Foster + Partners, and has been passionate about driving the partnership forward.
Global communications agency LEWIS has been a fantastic supporter of our work since 2013. Employees have taken part in a Bake Off competition, cake sales, running events and even an Easter egg decorating competition, all to raise funds to help us to stop bowel cancer. As well as providing pro bono PR support, the agency also launched The Suzy Ferguson Spirit Award in association with us and Gorkana, the UK's leader in media intelligence. The award aims to recognise individuals in the PR and communications industry of exceptional character, integrity and determination.
Lifescan has been supporting us since 2010 and makes a donation for every virtual colonoscopy they perform. Lifescan's aim is to ensure that anyone who wishes to reduce their risk of undetected illnesses can do so through a range of specially designed health checks.
"Lifescan are delighted to support Bowel Cancer UK in their aim to save lives from bowel cancer. We are committed to helping raise as much as possible for the charity and make donations linked to the virtual colonoscopies we undertake when screening for the early signs of colon cancer.” -Claire Barlow, Lifescan
We joined forces with Sharpham Park, an organic spelt manufacturer and provider, to spread the word about the importance of a high fibre diet in reducing the risk of bowel cancer. In partnership we have put together a collection of deliciously tasty high fibre recipes for Great British Spelt Recipes.
We have recently begun a partnership with Stratas Business Solutions who are generously supporting us through funding and the donation of a new Toshiba multi-function printer to our head office in London.
"We are delighted that we have been able to start supporting Bowel Cancer UK in recent months. It is an exciting partnership for Stratas as we have not just been able to support Bowel Cancer UK financially but also with our expertise in printing solutions. “ Ashley Hamer, Managing Director, Stratas
We are working with Sunsweet Growers Inc. to promote the importance of a high fibre diet in improving bowel health.
By working together we raise awareness of how a balanced diet containing high levels of fibre, plus regular exercise, can help people reduce their risk of bowel cancer. Sunsweet Growers Inc. kindly fund a range of our information materials helping us reach more people with our messages about good bowel health.
We were delighted to be one of three chosen charities for the Waitrose Online Community Matters scheme from December 2015 – February 2016. The scheme gives Waitrose customers the opportunity to vote at the end of their online shop for one of three national charities during a three month period. We were thrilled to receive £15,500 and would like to thank all of the Waitrose customers who voted for us.
Yakult has kindly contributed to the production of our Health Promotion materials over the past three years and are great supporters of our work.
"Yakult UK Limited is proud to support Bowel Cancer UK. As part of its valuable work, the charity provides a wide range of information materials, and Yakult UK is very proud to support the Good Bowel Health booklet, which offers clear, expert advice on bowel health maintenance."- Sonya Hayden, Yakult UK Ltd
We also tremendously value the support we receive from pharmaceutical companies and medical device organisations. Most recently we are grateful to have received support from Merck Serono, Norgine Pharmaceuticals, Sirtex Medical and Olympus KeyMed.
Previous corporate partners
We have worked with a variety of companies in the past and received fantastic support from these organisations:
- AXA PPP healthcare
- Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
- CliniMed & SecuriCare
- Majestic Wine
- NEXT plc
- Nucleus Financial
- Pelican Healthcare
- Restaurant Mark Greenaway
- Travers Smith