At Optionis, we like to give something back. That’s why, each year, we fundraise as a Group to support our chosen corporate charity. For 2021, we’ve partnered with Cancer Research UK.
What They Do
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through cancer research, influence and information. From understanding its causes to diagnosing and treating it, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Annual research activity:
In 2019/2020, Cancer Research UK spent £455m on new and ongoing research projects.
£203m on specific cancer types
£86m on basic research
£81m on research relevant to all types of cancer
£43m on revenue shares
£42m on research administration and support costs
By partnering with Cancer Research UK, we can help support them with the great life-saving work they do. We know cancer touches so many lives and through our partnership, we want to help fund life-saving research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We are also able to offer our employees and clients support around leading a healthy active lifestyle and cancer awareness.
We have a charity fundraising calendar which is led by our engagement team, and every year we set ourselves a target. This year we would like to raise £5,000 for this worthy cause.
We always make sure our charity challenges are fun and we encourage everyone to get involved and help us reach our target. Our activities so far have included a St.Patrick’s day quiz and a fitness challenge and we have lots more events planned across the year!
At Optionis we love a good charity challenge and previous challenges have also included a 50-mile Office to Office (Warrington to Blackpool) bike ride, The Great Optionis Bake Off, Bring Your Dog to Work Day and numerous Tough Mudder events across the country, to name a few! We can’t wait to add more to this list throughout 2021.