Aldi raises £8 million for Teenage Cancer Trust
Aldi has announced that it has raised £8 million for Teenage Cancer Trust since partnering with the charity in 2017.
The figure was achieved through various fundraisers and other initiatives held across the supermarket’s head office, 11 regional distribution centres and 990 stores, as well as through contributions from customers. Fundraising activities have ranged from in-store raffles, charity walks and skydives to a wide range of other challenges.
Liz Fox, national corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said: “We are incredibly proud of the thousands of Aldi colleagues who have come together in support of Teenage Cancer Trust over the past few years.
“Without their help and the generosity of our customers, reaching this milestone wouldn’t have been possible. Teenage Cancer Trust does such a vital job of caring for young people affected by cancer and we have some exciting plans ahead to keep raising funds for this amazing cause in 2023 and beyond.”
The supermarket set out to raise £5 million for Teenage Cancer Trust by the end of 2021, but is now well on its way to hitting its new target of a further £5 million by 2027.
Kate Collins, chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Aldi are a remarkable partner for Teenage Cancer Trust. To have raised £8 million in six years is an incredible achievement. These vital funds are making sure young people with cancer across the UK have the best treatment, care and support and this would be impossible without the commitment and enthusiasm of Aldi’s colleagues & customers.
“We’re looking forward to what the rest of our partnership can help us achieve for young people with cancer and we all thank Aldi colleagues and customers for their fantastic support.”
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