Since 2003, Cure Leukaemia have developed a strong base of support across the corporate sector across the West Midlands. We would like to thank all our corporate partners, for their massive contribution to our aims and objectives - your support is vital in our aim to find a cure for leukaemia in the next 30 years.
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Choose Cure Leukaemia as your company's 'Charity of the Year' or find out about the many other ways you can work with us.
Contact Jackie Kelly, Head of Corporate Partnerships who will be happy to discuss the different levels of involvement - firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about our current partners and the ways in which they support us, click on their logo below to find out more!
Luxury Birmingham Hotel, Malmaison was announced as an official Corporate Partners of the charity in August 2016.
General Manager at Malmasion, Birmingham Damian Goom said:
“We are proud to support a charity here in Birmingham that is helping lead the fight against blood cancer, a cause that is close to my heart."
"I look forward to going head to head with Tony and Hotel du Vin during Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Just One More’ campaign and whilst it will all be in good spirits I expect to raise more!”
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The Specialist Protein Company based in Edgbaston, became a charity partner of Cure Leukaemia back in November 2013. For over twenty-five years The global company has specialised in producing highly sensitive and specific antibodies used for the detection of certain cancers and other serious disorders.
They have quickly embraced fundraising taking part in a 'Wear It Red' day, a festive Christmas week, an epic '5-challenge' challenge and most recently signed up a team of 10 to cycle London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution.
Charles de Rohan, CEO of The Binding Site in Birmingham said,
“We are very proud to be supporting a local charity that is very close to our hearts. Similar to Cure Leukaemia, our business is all about helping save the lives of patients through providing innovative, accessible blood tests.
We have already seen the excellent, ground-breaking work that Cure Leukaemia help facilitate at the Clinical Centre For Haematology and we’re very excited that it will be the focus of our fundraising activities this year."
Elonex Outdoor Media is lighting up the world of Digital advertising and the Birmingham-based Outdoor Media specialist has announced it is to donate premium advertising airtime to support its new official charity partner Cure Leukaemia. It is a major boost for the ‘Birmingham, let’s cure leukaemia’ campaign, which aims to help the second city find a cure for all blood cancers within 30 years.
Elonex Outdoor Media is to broadcast campaign messages for Cure Leukaemia, including upcoming events, on its network of outdoor digital screens across the West Midlands in a bid to help towards their goal. The large format LED roadside screens combined deliver in excess of 31 million audience advert impacts every fortnight.
Commenting on the news, Adam Stockton, VP of Development at Elonex Outdoor Media, said:
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Cure Leukaemia and it’s a real privilege to become the charity’s official digital media partner. The work Cure Leukaemia carry out is vital to those with blood cancers in our region and I would urge as many other Birmingham-based businesses as possible to support their fundraising efforts."
President of The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Greg Lowson has chosen Cure Leukaemia as the organisation’s official charity for his year of office.
Cure Leukaemia will benefit from a host of fundraising initiatives organised by the Chamber throughout 2015 including quizzes, a summer barbeque and prize draw at its annual business dinner and awards evening on 23rd April 2015 at Birmingham’s ICC.
Greg Lowson said,
“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to choose Cure Leukaemia as my chosen charity for my year of office at the Chamber. As a Trustee, I know the tremendous work that is being done by Professor Craddock and his team and hopefully we can raise significant funds to support them in 2015.
I know that the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce will ensure vital funds are raised for Cure Leukaemia in the next twelve months.”
From the day Matalan started back in 1985, to today over 30 years on, our mission has always stayed the same; to provide outstanding value for modern families. We take our time to listen, understand and evolve to fit changing modern family needs, always with an emphasis on providing the highest quality clothing and homeware for the lowest price. 12 million UK families each year trust us with their precious family budgets and to provide the range, style, quality and value that enable them to run a modern, happy, family home. It's no surprise then that we were recently awarded a prestigious Gold Award at the Mumsnet Family Friendly awards for a second year running. Our free Matalan reward card gives our members access to the best family offers all year round in any of our 221 stores or at matalan.co.uk. Our location, late night openings, free convenient parking, 'everything under one roof' set up and free click and collect service are just some of the ways that we're 'made for modern families'.
Safestore Birmingham, based on Miller Street, Newtown Middleway, provide Cure Leukaemia with storage space free of charge.
Whether you need self storage for household, business or student purposes, and short term storage, long term storage or seasonal self storage, you’ll find exactly what you need with Safestore. With over 100 centres across the country, there’s bound to be Safestore storage facilities at a location near you. Simply search your location to find your nearest centre.
“Safestore are excited to welcome Cure Leukaemia to their charity partnership scheme; by providing storage free of charge we hope that the charity’s money can be spent on the people that matter, not on services” – Dave Cox, Safestore.
Find out more by visiting their website, www.safestore.co.uk
Historic Birmingham landmark Fort Dunlop will be supporting blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia for the next 12 months with a host of fun and innovative fundraising ideas.
In June 2016, the whole building, which houses over 40 companies and over 2000 employees on site, will be taking part in their #KissForACure campaign.The campaign will encourage male and female tenants to wear red lipstick, take a selfie, post it on social media, nominate friends to do the same and donate £5 to Cure Leukaemia in the process.The hope is that this fun idea will raise both awareness and vital funds for the charity.
Fort Dunlop was built in 1916 as the main tyre factory of Dunlop Rubber. Designed by Sidney Stott and W.W. Gibbings, at one point it was the largest factory in the world. In 1954, it employed 10,000 workers.
Dunlop Rubber dominated the international tyre industry in the 19th and 20th centuries and opened factories as far as India, Japan and Australia in the 1920s. As the flagship factory, Fort Dunlop became an iconic landmark in the UK and abroad. The main factory closed in the 1980s, with a small, specialised motorsport operation continuing until 2014.
Since its busy factory days, Fort Dunlop hit the record books again in 2001 when it was the site of the world’s largest poster advertisement. In keeping with Fort Dunlop’s motoring heritage, Ford Mondeo’s advertisement covered the side of the building; it was 130m wide and 24m high. David Beckham’s face adorned the building a year later for an Adidas campaign, which could be seen over a mile away.
In recent years, Fort Dunlop has been redeveloped, maintaining the original façade of the building. It has a penthouse level and decked rooftop with stunning views of the Birmingham skyline. A circular light well punctures through the floor plates from the roof into the heart of the building, providing natural light to illuminate the atrium.
Fort Dunlop’s rich heritage and cutting edge architecture adds to the charm of the building, which is a hub of innovation and creativity, and home to over 40 businesses – many in the digital, creative and media industries. Close to the Birmingham city centre, Fort Dunlop offers grade A office space, retail and leisure outlets, eateries, a hotel and unique event spaces for hire.
The relationship between Cure Leukaemia and Warwickshire started back in 2006 when Ashley Giles MBE chose to support the charity in his Benefit year. The former Ashes winner and current England One-Day coach has since become a Cure Leukaemia Patron along with his former Warwickshire and England teammate Dougie Brown.
The charity has been chosen by a number of Warwickshire players for their Benefit years - Jim Troughton, Jonathan Trott and most recently Ian Westwood have chosen to support Cure Leukaemia. It is a relationship that continues to flourish with Cure Leukaemia continuing to benefit from the annual "Cure Leukaemia Day" which is held during marquee fixtures at the famous Test venue, raising a fantastic £25,000.
James McLaughlin Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia said,
"We're grateful for the continued support of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, who have raised more than £125,000 through partnership activities in the last three years to support our life-saving work across the West Midlands."
Following a nail-biting public vote, Brindleyplace has announced Cure Leukaemia as their new charity partner for the coveted, annual Dragonboat Festival in 2015 and 2016.
The charity could be set to receive over £100,000 in fundraising over the next two years as a result of the new partnership which will be used to help fund vital specialist research nurses at the Centre for Clinical Haematology in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and across the Midlands.
James McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia said,
“We would like to thank everyone who came out and voted for us – the Dragonboat festival has raised an incredible amount of money in the last 2 years for HelpHarryHelpOthers and we will certainly do our very best to help Brindleyplace & Deutsche Bank try to exceed their target again next year with the help of all the staff and visitors at Brindleyplace and beyond!
The funds raised from this partnership will go directly into helping save lives right here in our great city of Birmingham.”
Luxury Birmingham Hotel, Hotel du Vin was announced as an official Corporate Partners of the charity in August 2016.
General Manager at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham Tony Elvin said:
“Birmingham should be proud to have a charity like Cure Leukaemia on its doorstep and Hotel du Vin is proud to be raising funds this September and beyond.
I also have a personal connection with leukaemia and knowing that the funds we raise will directly help patients is very inspirational.
The competition with Malmasion will be light-hearted but I assure you we have no intention of coming second!”
We were delighted to partner with the Birmingham office of leading legal firm Pinsent Masons in 2012. To date, many of the Pinsent Masons staff led by Partner and Cure Leukaemia Trustee Greg Lowson have raised funds for Cure Leukaemia by taking on a variety of cycling challenges - including entering 7 riders for London 2 Paris in 2015, hosting quiz nights as well as fielding a 30-strong team of runners as part of Team Cure Leukaemia for the Birmingham Great Run.
Partner at Pinsent Masons Greg Lowson said,
"Pinsent Masons have supported Cure Leukaemia for a number of years, which included me running my first and last half marathon! I was delighted to accept their invitation to become a Trustee and I look forward to working with the Cure Leukaemia team to help the charity realise its ambitions."
Rudell the Jewellers has been providing excellent customer care and the most prestigious array of jewellery, timepieces and luxury giftware for the Midlands since 1938. The family business has been a steadfast supporter of Cure Leukaemia, regularly attending events, fundraising and donating beautiful items for auctions and raffles.
Most recently, Rudell’s have sponsored the Awards at our annual dinners – including at Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen in October 2014, read their blog from the event HERE >
Hogan's Cider have a long-standing relationship with Cure Leukaemia, regularly supporting the charity at events with their award-winning Ciders and Perries.
Hogan’s Cider now donate 1p to Cure Leukaemia for every pint of their cider sold in the UK following their daughter Alice, sadly dying in August 2012, aged just 21, following her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Most recently they have supported the charity by fundraising tirelessly and raising awareness throughout the iconic 'Birmingham German Market' and encouraging others to do the same.
Based in the heart of Birmingham, Succeed Academy continue to be great supporters of ours and are one of the founder members of our 100 Club – helping to raise thousands via our BBC WM Red Alert Appeal.
Michelin starred chef and proud Brummie Glynn Purnell has been a staunch supporter of Cure Leukaemia for a number of years. Glynn, now a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia, was instrumental in helping recruit over 450 runners for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2013 – raising over £125,000.
As well as this, Glynn’s cooking skills have been influential in bringing ‘Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen’ to Birmingham – an event that returns again on Friday 2nd October – where Glynn show cooks on stage, along with celebrity friends, in front an audience of over 350!
Glynn Purnell said,
“Over the past two years I have worked closely with Cure Leukaemia as a Patron. I'm honoured to have been invited to further support the charity by becoming a Trustee.
“Professor Charlie Craddock and his team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology, right here in Birmingham provide ground-breaking research and treatment that is made possible through Cure Leukaemia. I’m a very proud Brummie and we, as a city, should be equally proud that Birmingham has a genuine opportunity to find a cure for this terrible disease.”
OGL Computer, based in Worcester have supported Cure Leukaemia through fundraising as well helping directly with the research being done to fight the disease.
The Worcestershire organisation created a bespoke platform to enable the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to collate samples from leukaemia patients undergoing clinical trials. When referenced against a patient’s own DNA, blood-type and other individual markers, the fully searchable database will enable analysts to identify trends in patients’ responses to drugs, to support the Centre in identifying the most effective treatments for new patients.
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017