In support of World Cancer Day (February 4th), Global Payments, a provider of payment technology and software solutions, donated £38,000 to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Global Payments employees at Leicester office adopted Teenage Cancer Trust as their nominated charity for 2018 and held numerous events and activities throughout the year to raise funds. The highlight was the Global Peddlers’ bike ride where a team of eleven cyclists rode 100 miles on the roads of Leicestershire to raise more than £6,000.
The Global Payments team also worked with Teenage Cancer Trust to provide unique opportunities for young people with cancer, including hosting them in a Hospitality Box at a Leicester Tigers Gallagher Rugby Premiership match, where they also had an opportunity to meet some of the players.
“At Global Payments, we are committed to making a positive social impact in our local communities,” said Jeff Sloan, Global Payments’ Chief Executive Officer. “We’re delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money, which will go towards helping the lives of young people living with or affected by cancer. We look forward to continue supporting Teenage Cancer Trust in 2019.”
“It has been an amazing year working with Global Payments and we are very excited to see what 2019 will bring for our partnership,” said Joanne Benbow, East Midlands Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust. “We rely 100% on voluntary donations to support our work and without support, young people risk facing cancer isolated and alone. Thanks to companies like Global Payments, we are able to protect and grow vital services for young people.”