Since 2017, Morrisons has been in partnership with Young Lives vs Cancer's, raising millions of pounds for young lives facing cancer. The partnership has now been extended into its fifth year, and has already raised an amazing £14 million, meaning Young Lives vs Cancer has been able to support thousands of families following a cancer diagnosis. The additional money raised from the fifth year of the partnership will fund a new Young Lives vs Cancer's Home from Home near the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
Services Funded by Morrisons
For the first three years of our partnership, Morrisons funded People, Places and Practical Things.
People – Five nurse educators were funded to teach doctors and nurses in community hospitals across the UK how to care for young cancer patients, so they don’t have to travel as far for treatment.
Places – 467 families have used our ‘Home Comforts’ offer at our Homes from Home providing crucial time away from the hospital ward.
Practical things – Morrisons is helping us be there to help out with some practical things that can make life with cancer that bit more bearable by funding 9550 grants so families can spend less time worrying about money.
We have launched our brand new website with thanks to Morrisons. The site has more useful information than you can shake a stick at, and will be a first point of call for young people wanting information when and where they need it.
The final year of our partnership will fund a brand new Home from Home in Manchester. This will benefit countless families and young people who will travel from all over the UK to receive specialist treatment in the nearby Christie Hospital. The new Home is on schedule to open at the end of 2021.
Eric Coates, Manager of Paul’s House in London, said:
"The Home Comforts scheme has been a godsend for our families. They can't believe something so precious is available to them to use for free. They are happy to be able to cook something tailored to their child because they find it quite difficult to find the right stuff for their tastes - either because of cultural needs or because their child has particular cravings. They always say it is amazing that they can use the house, and that is something we could not have done without Morrisons."
Every Morrisons store across the UK has been involved in our partnership, from hosting bucket collections on World Cancer Day, to trekking up Mount Snowdon, to getting customers involved in fundraising in store. Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of Morrisons colleagues, our partnership has been record breaking.
Every Pack Gives Back is our multi–supplier campaign which has been running since the first year of our partnership. Brands like McVities, Birds Eye and Cadbury have been involved and generously donated a portion of their sales. To date we have raised £3.2 million through Every Pack Gives Back, and we have more planned to run in 2021.
The children and young people who we support are at the heart of our partnership. From a brand new ice cream flavour developed by children, to a shopper bag designed by young people, their input into our partnership is key to its success.
It’s not just us who thinks our partnership is special. We know what it takes to make a partnership a success, and we’ve won awards to prove it. We won Best Partnership with a Children’s Health Charity at the Better Society Awards 2019, Partnership of the Year at the Charity Today Awards 2020, and have been shortlisted for countless others.
Find out more
To find out more about the partnership or how you can get involved, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org