The city firm's staff and partners took on sponsored challenges across four continents to raise the bumper donation to three charities, including Prostate Cancer UK, which will contribute to a powerful awareness campaign for the most common cancer in men.

10 Aug 2015

Deloitte announced it has raised more than £1 million for its charity partners, including Prostate Cancer UK, as part of its annual Charity Challenge. Almost 240 Deloitte staff and partners took part in four sponsored challenges across four continents in June and July, including expeditions up Kilimanjaro and Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano.

More than 10,000 sponsors helped Deloitte exceed their nine-figure target, which the firm match-funded with over £250,000 - the highest they've ever provided. The money will be split between the Alzheimer's Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK, which all praised Deloitte's inspiring fundraising and pro bono support.

"That money will contribute towards a powerful awareness programme, aiming to reach over 350,000 people across the country," says our chief executive, Owen Sharp. "We look forward to being part of this inspiring team again next year."

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society adds: "Huge thanks to Deloitte for reaching this incredible target. The money raised will be invested into Doctorial Training Centres and to fund PhD students and clinical fellows working on research into care and cure for people with dementia."

And Paul Farmer, Mind's chief executive, says: "Thanks to Deloitte's phenomenal support we have been able to grow our Infoline, a vital support for many people facing a mental health problem."

 

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