After a three month process of colleague nominations and voting the new partnership will start in April 2023 and continue until April 2025.
Throughout the two-year partnership, colleagues at Wickes will embark on a series of fundraising missions across its 230 stores and digital channels in a bid to raise the funds. These activities include organising bake sales, bike rides and mountain hikes as well as asking for donations at till point and online. This support will enable The Brain Tumour Charity to further its work in research and increase the number of people they can support.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. On average, a tumour can reduce the lifespan of patients by 27 years – the highest of any cancer.
The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, making a difference each day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
The charity funds pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours as well as offering vital support and information to all those affected. At least 88,000 children and adults are currently living with a brain tumour in the UK.
As well as a national UK-wide charity partnership, Wickes also supports charities and community groups at a local level through their Community Programme. A product donation fund of a quarter of a million pounds which in its first year supported over 1000 charity projects. Anyone interested should pop into their local Wickes store.