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Following a staff vote, Teenage Cancer Trust was overwhelmingly selected to receive funds from Bridgestone, with concentration focused on cancer units at the Queen Elizabeth and Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

A poignant film was played at the beginning of the company conference earlier this year to announce the selection of the organisation.

And Bridgestone’s fundraising efforts are already being acknowledged by the charity, with a big ‘thank-you’ in its monthly newsletter for its fundraising efforts from Fashion Disaster Friday.

At present, a total of £1,123.04 has been raised through a variety of fundraising efforts, to the delight of everyone at the charity.

Teenage Cancer Trust was selected by Bridgestone, thanks to its tireless support for teenagers suffering from cancer between the ages of 13 and 24. The charity sets up specialist units within hospitals that allows teenagers to live a more typical teenage life in non-clinical surroundings.

In the UK, around seven people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day.

Human resources administrator Harriet Baker said: “Our charity partnerships are inextricably linked with our overall company values and we fully support the fantastic work that Teenage Cancer Trust carries out.

“We hope that the money that we raise throughout the year can help change the lives of young people suffering with cancer every day.”

The profile of Teenage Cancer Trust was raised massively to a global audience when Stephen Sutton raised over £5.5 million through a series of fundraising initiatives whilst battling an incurable form of the disease, providing a source of great inspiration during the process.

Through off-the-wall events - including live music at the Royal Albert Hall - the charity helps teenagers and their families to face the challenges of cancer together.

Funds collected by Bridgestone will go towards improving facilities in specialist cancer units, training for nurses and the sustainability of the Trust’s education team.

The selection of Teenage Cancer Trust as charity partner for 2016, comes after Bridgestone’s donation to the Air Ambulance last year, where £3,194.45 raised through a series of fundraising events including raffles, fancy dress and bake off competitions.


For more information about this press release, contact Ben Smallman on 07833 463195 or email ben@smallmanmedia.com