Gatehouse Bank names Bone Cancer Research Trust as its Charity of the Year for 2024
Each year, Gatehouse Bank colleagues nominate and vote for the charity they would like to support, with Bone Cancer Research Trust receiving the most votes. Collectively, colleagues at the Bank aim to raise £20,000 to help the charity with funding research, raising awareness and providing support to those affected by primary bone cancer.
In support of Bone Cancer Research Trust, colleagues are encouraged to fundraise by organising events, including sponsored runs, walks, and other challenges. Gatehouse Bank will also facilitate company-wide fundraising activities in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust, such as prize raffles.
Gatehouse Bank offers its colleagues the opportunity to take two paid days of leave for fundraising or volunteering every year. Colleagues are encouraged to use these days in support of activities run by the Bank’s nominated Charity of the Year, whether it’s taking part in sponsored runs or helping to set up charity events.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust’s mission is to save lives and improve outcomes for people affected by bone cancer through research, information, awareness and support.
Charles Haresnape, CEO of Gatehouse Bank, commented: “Every year, our colleagues pledge to support a valuable charity and I’m pleased to be partnering with Bone Cancer Research Trust for 2024. The charity is close to the hearts of many of our colleagues and their families and therefore, we hope to return the support that the charity has provided to our community over the years.
“We have a great track record in raising money for our charities of the year, however we also realise that there is more to charitable work than just fundraising, which is why we provide every colleague with two days leave to take part in volunteering or fundraising activities.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the team at Bone Cancer Research Trust, raising awareness, as well as seeing our colleagues getting actively involved in fundraising and volunteering efforts throughout the year.”
Louise Everett, Regional Relationship Manager at Bone Cancer Research Trust, said: “We are so pleased that Gatehouse Bank has chosen to support Bone Cancer Research Trust this year. We are very much looking forward to working with colleagues across the Bank to help us achieve our goals.
“Around 562 people are diagnosed with primary bone cancer every year in the UK and that’s why it’s so important that we do as much as we can to raise awareness, fund research and provide support for those who need it. The support we’ll receive from Gatehouse Bank will help us continue this vital work.”