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Global property group DTZ chooses Teenage Cancer Trust as its charity partner

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - Global property group DTZ chooses Teenage Cancer Trust as its charity partnerDTZ  has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust as its three year UK charity partner. The company aims to raise £150,000 to help young people across the UK fight cancer.

The partnership was officially launched on 9 April at DTZ’s Old Broad Street office in London with the staff challenge of raising £3,000 in before the end of the month.  If they do, DTZ will match it.  Staff embraced the challenge and are now signing up to other fundraising activities over the course of the partnership, including a ‘T’ themed fundraising day, taking part in a outdoor challenge in the Brecon Beacons and a special brain of Britain quiz.

DTZ decided to support Teenage Cancer Trust after a staff vote. From a selection of four shortlisted charities, more than 700 DTZ staff voted for their favourite charity with the clear winner being Teenage Cancer Trust. Recently Colin Wilson, Head of UK and Ireland, Paul Ellis, Head of Community Engagement and Amanda Westcott, Internal Communications and CR Manager visited Teenage Cancer Trust’s first specialist outpatient facility for young cancer patients at University College Hospital’s Cancer Centre in London. The tour enabled the team to see first hand the benefits of being treated alongside others their own age in their own environment.

Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust comments: “It’s fantastic news that Teenage Cancer Trust has been chosen by DTZ as their new corporate charity. We look forward to building a successful partnership which inspires colleagues and raises vital funds. As we rely on donations to fund our work, DTZ’s support is going to make a big difference to the lives of young people fighting cancer.”    

Colin Wilson, Head of UK & Ireland for DTZ said: “Our people have tremendous energy for a challenge; they already run marathons, enter triathlons and bake splendid cakes. However, none of this comes close to the challenges facing young people with cancer.  We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and to doing all that we can to help and support this terrific organisation.”

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during cancer treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. 

For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teeenagecancertrust.org

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 27th April 2013 (updated 10/05/2013)

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