Nationwide Building Society in Northern Ireland has teamed up with leading cancer charity, the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF), in a bid to raise £50,000 to help fund a major new support programme for cancer patients and their families.
The announcement with Nationwide makes it a hat-trick of corporate relationships for UCF, with recent partnerships with BT and Lidl.
Nationwide staff and customers, with support from UCF, will be encouraged to raise funds through a variety of fundraising activities over the next year.
Ian Milligan, from Nationwide Building Society said, “We are really looking forward to working with UCF over the next 12 months and to the challenge that reaching our goal of £50,000 for this venture represents.
“Across our 14 branches, our 250 staff are very enthusiastic about getting involved in the forthcoming fundraising activities and we hope that many of our customers will also help us to fundraise.
Joyce Savage from UCF said, “Our charity partnership with Nationwide is our latest Personal Everest project. The £50,000 fundraising target will give a tremendous boost to the £150,000 we need to raise to fund a new support programme for local people who have been affected by cancer”.
Nationwide staff and customers will be encouraged to organise fundraising events in their branches and communities as well as take part in a range of sporting events such as treks to Everest Base Camp, Ben Nevis, Canadian Rockies and the Inca Trail.