Charity of the year
In 2017 we were chosen as the Credit Suisse UK Charity of The Year partner. The one-year partnership was hoping to raise £600,000 through the “No Time To Wait” campaign to fund three key areas of our work. Care Centres, Voice Banking and Project MinE. The partnership saw some amazing and varied fundraising activities and finished the year by smashing the original target and raised a fantastic £763,000.
Lazard Asset Management
The London office of Lazard Asset Management chose the MND Association as their employee Charity of the Year. On their way to raising almost £30,000 various staff members took part in the Hyde Park 5K run, Tough Mudder and even the London Marathon. They also provided valuable insight in being part of our Focus Group for our 2016 Awareness Campaign, “Shortened Stories” and this year very generously donated and hosted our Care and Communications reception attended by our Royal Patron HRH The Princes Royal.
Midlands Co-operative Society
A 2 year partnership secured by a staff vote generated over £465,000 for the MND Association. Our dedicated account manager worked with more than 8,000 Co-Op colleagues across 480 retail outlets involving customers, family and friends in everything from walks, football matches, discos, quizzes and bike rides. You name it – they did it! All the money raised funded our equipment loan and financial support services in the Midlands Co-op trading area for over 2 years.
£50,000 was raised by Wilkinson (East) stores across Norfolk and Lincolnshire during a 12 month partnership through employee fundraising and in-store fundraising activities, such as raffles, colouring competitions and Easter egg hunts. All money raised was spent in their local area directly benefiting people affected by MND.
Northampton based security and support services company VSG chose the MND Association as their first ever Charity of the Year. Over 2 years, the partnership bought the company together to raise over £50,000 through fantastic staff events including a hugely popular and successful monthly payroll lottery.