The Birmingham office of global professional services firm, KPMG, has announced its staff will be supporting Cure Leukaemia in 2015.
KPMG has over 1000 employees in its Birmingham office and will be offering them the opportunity to be involved in Cure Leukaemia’s various fundraising events throughout the year. With KPMG on board, Cure Leukaemia is keen to encourage other Birmingham businesses to get involved with the charity and the work it supports.
Andy Argyle, Partner at KPMG in Birmingham, said:
“We are delighted to announce our support for Cure Leukaemia. We are vocal in our backing of Birmingham as a centre for medical excellence, with the Life Sciences campus being a hub for expertise and employment.
Our support for Cure Leukaemia feels like a natural progression to being able to practically help fund the search to find a cure for blood cancer. With so many great events coming up, our staff are ready and waiting for the fundraising to begin.”
Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock said,
“The time is now for curing blood cancer. We know from experience that large numbers of patients are responding to these new treatments so this is the time to invest in clinical trial teams.
There is no doubt that Birmingham is going to play an increasingly important role in ensuring within 30 years we have effective treatments for all patients with blood cancer and the most exciting aspect of the last ten years is that what was once a dream you can now see becoming a reality.”
Cure Leukaemia’s Head of Corporate Partnerships Jackie Kelly said,
“It is fantastic to have a global company such as KPMG supporting the charity. It emphasises how more Birmingham businesses are recognising the fantastic work of Professor Charlie Craddock and his team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology.
We look forward to working with KPMG this year and all funds raised will go directly into helping save lives here in Birmingham.”
Throughout the year we will continue to keep you up to do date with all of KPMG's fundraising activities! To find out more about the businesses Cure Leukaemia work with, click HERE >