Aldi raises £8m for Teenage Cancer Trust

Aldi has announced it has raised £8 million for charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Across the supermarket’s 990 stores, national head office and 11 regional distribution centres, the discount grocer’s teams have come together to take part in various fundraisers and initiatives to help raise funds, alongside generous contributions from customers.

Collages have competed in in-store raffles to charity walks and skydives across the country to raise money.

The money that has been raised by Aldi so far could fund 30 specialist nurses, 15 youth support coordinators and four multi-disciplinary team coordinators, helping ensure young people receive the right specialist support wherever they are in the country.

Since its partnership, which launched in 2017, Aldi raised £5 million for the children’s charity by the end of 2021.

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Now, it is on track to hitting its new target of raising a further £5 million by 2027.

“We are incredibly proud of the thousands of Aldi colleagues who have come together in support of Teenage Cancer Trust over the past few years,” Aldi UK national corporate responsibility director Liz Fox said.

“Without their help and the generosity of our customers, reaching this milestone wouldn’t have been possible. Teenage Cancer Trust does such a vital job of caring for young people affected by cancer and we have some exciting plans ahead to keep raising funds for this amazing cause in 2023 and beyond.”

Teenage Cancer Trust CEO Kate Collins added: “Aldi are a remarkable partner for Teenage Cancer Trust. To have raised £8 million in six years is an incredible achievement. These vital funds are making sure young people with cancer across the UK have the best treatment, care and support and this would be impossible without the commitment and enthusiasm of Aldi’s colleagues & customers.

“We’re looking forward to what the rest of our partnership can help us achieve for young people with cancer and we all thank Aldi colleagues and customers for their fantastic support.”



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