We’re supporting Stand Up To Cancer
14 September 2016
We’re the lead sponsor of Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to accelerate progress in cancer research and bring breakthroughs from labs to patients, saving more lives, more quickly.
On Saturday 22 October Stand Up To Cancer stars will be injecting some humour into BT Sport’s daily programming, viewers can look forward to seeing some of their favourite comedians appearing on the BT Sport channel throughout the day. BT will also be sponsoring the return of the adventure game show The Crystal Maze, and a member of the BT Sport presenting team will appear in the live show on Channel 4 on 21 October.
John Petter, CEO, BT Consumer, said: “BT is proud to once again be partnering with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to support Stand Up to Cancer. This year we are going bigger and better, with lots of opportunities for our people and customers to help us raise money for this great cause.”
Frances Milner, Executive Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships, said: “BT has been a crucial partner of Stand Up To Cancer since its UK launch in 2012, so we are delighted that BT is extending and increasing its support in 2016. We’ve made amazing progress against cancer in the past few decades but one in two of us in the UK will develop cancer in our lifetime so we can’t afford to stand still. Together with BT we can look forward to raising more funds which will go directly to vital research to accelerate new cancer treatments and tests, and ultimately help save more lives.”
Our employees will be getting involved in SU2C through a range of fundraising and volunteering initiatives throughout September and October and will be supporting a nationwide bucket collection on 21 October.
On the night of the main Telethon on 21 October, The BT Tower and three BT call centres will be providing the technology, network management and volunteers that enable donations from the public.
We will also raising money through BT MyDonate, a not-for-profit, online fundraising service. BT MyDonate is one of the few platforms available to UK charities that doesn’t take commission or charge charities a monthly fee or registration fee. That means charities can receive an additional 63p per £10 donation with gift aid when using BT MyDonate.
We’ve been a major partner of SU2C since the campaign was launched in the UK in 2012.