Over the past 18 months Rullion, one of the UK’s leading staffing firms, has been able to raise a total of £1,741 for Teenage Cancer Trust all thanks to the sustainable recycling of their IT equipment.
For the last year Rullion have been working in partnership with SE Recycling (SER), a specialist IT recycling and data destruction company to carry out a Sustainable Recycling Initiative. This initiative has been able to raise a continuous stream of funds for Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), with a most recent donation of £455.
The ongoing pandemic has made it highly difficult for businesses to keep up with their fundraising activities. With this initiative, it has allowed businesses like Rullion to still provide continuous support to their chosen charities by raising funds through the recycling of their IT and electronic equipment
With a total of £1,741 raised so far for Teenage Cancer Trust as of November 2020, Rullion’s support has helped to give young people with cancer the care they need and deserve this year: from specialist nurses, dedicated youth support teams, and virtual networks of other young people who know what they’re going through. £1,741 could fund over 69 hours of a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator’s time – whether in person or over video chat – to talk with a young person about whatever’s on their mind and help them cope with anxiety and isolation.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. Their world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond. The charity funds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.
Emma Cross, Relationship Manager North West & Yorkshire at Teenage Cancer Trust, said “It’s been a turbulent and isolating time for us all, but more so than ever for young people with cancer. We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Rullion and SE Recycling and grateful to them for standing by us. It’s impossible to ignore coronavirus – the ‘other’ big C. But the combined impact of cancer and coronavirus isn’t talked about as often, especially for young people. We’re here for young people with cancer – today and every day, throughout this pandemic and beyond.”
Matthew Hart, Finance Director, Rullion commented: “Developing lasting relationships with socially responsible organisations is an important part of how we do business. Seeing our partnership and fundraising efforts develop with SE Recycling and Teenage Cancer Trust over the last 12 months has been a pleasure to watch, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done for both the environment and the young cancer patients who have been impacted by our donations.”
SE Recycling’s Managing Director, Gary Mo said: “We are proud of our partnership with Rullion and the other businesses that are taking part in the Sustainable IT Recycling Initiative. It is overwhelming to see how much of a positive impact our recycling efforts can have on the lives of young people with cancer.
Rullion has shown over the last year that they are leading the way in modern fundraising and are a great example of how sustainability doesn’t just stop at the environment but that it can help provide economic and social sustainability too.”
To find out more information and help support Teenage Cancer Trust please visit https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/ and click ‘Support Us’.