Motorway service chain renews £2.6m partnership with CRUK

Cancer Research UK has renewed its partnership with a motorway service chain that has been worth £2.6m in fundraising over the last three years.

Motorway services operator Roadchef has renewed its partnership with the charity for a further two years.

Since the partnership was launched in 2018, £2.6m has been raised through customer and staff initiatives. This has included Roadchef executive, Mike Jackson, raising £230,000 through sponsored walks.

“Raising £2.6m is an incredible achievement and we want to say a huge thank you to Roadchef’s staff and customers for the support we have received, especially over the last year,” said Cancer Research UK head of partnership management Eve Mitchell.

“We’re delighted that Roadchef employees have chosen to continue our partnership for a further three years and look forward to working together again. The money raised through the partnership will help continue our vital work to make progress for people affected by cancer.”

Roadchef chief executive Mark Fox, added: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in aid of Cancer Research UK, even during the difficult circumstances of 2020. It’s clear that our colleagues are keen to continue supporting the charity’s life-saving work and we look forward to three more years of partnership helping to raise more vital funds.”

In December 2020 Cancer Research UK announced it is to cut its research funding by £45m due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This came on top of £44m cuts made to its grants at the start of the health crisis.

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