FinTrU announces Action Cancer as new company charity partner
WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY 2021
Following a company-wide vote, Action Cancer has been selected by FinTrU employees as the company charity partner for 2021-2022.
Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Their mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. The charity provides vital services such as; Digital Breast Screening, Support and Therapeutic Services, M.O.T. Health Checks and Health Promotion Programmes.
FinTrU Chief of Staff, Katrien Roppe, said “With partnership being one of our four core values, FinTrU partners with a local charity every two years to collaborate and contribute to their worthy cause. Action Cancer provides a fantastic service across the whole of Northern Ireland and FinTrU employees have a great passion for their work. Our employees are looking forward to working in conjunction with Action Cancer over the next two years and are already planning some creative initiatives during these difficult times.”
FinTrU employees were given the opportunity to submit a charity of their choosing for the selection and shortlisting process. The shortlisted charities were then invited to attend a virtual fair that allowed them to share their work and give an insight into their initiatives to FinTrU employees.
Lucy McCusker, Action Cancer Corporate Fundraising Manager, said “Action Cancer is absolutely thrilled to have been nominated as the FinTrU charity partner for 2021/22. Having been significantly impacted by the events of 2020, the news of this partnership with FinTrU could not be more welcome. When the virus hit it was like a tap being turned off with the majority of our fundraising streams being significantly impacted. Our retail outlets had to close and many fundraising events were suspended or cancelled. Having the support of an organisation as forward-thinking and focused as FinTrU gives us so much hope and optimism as we begin 2021. Both the financial support and the awareness raising platform that the partnership will bring offers huge benefits right across Action Cancer. We are extremely excited to become part of the FinTrU story and I would like to thank all the employees who voted for us to make this happen.”
Over the past two years, FinTrU partnered with locally based charities; PIPS and Kinship Care NI. During 2020, fundraisers evolved to focus more on virtual and remote settings such as; #FinTrU2020 and #FinTrUNItoNY, our health and wellbeing initiatives, Movember, online bingo, virtual quizzes and bake-offs to name but a few. FinTrU is delighted to announce that £75,000 was raised for charitable causes during 2020 by employees.
FinTrU is pleased to welcome Action Cancer as their new charity partner and wishes to thank all those that expressed an interest in working with us.