TK Maxx raises £25.5m for Cancer Research UK

Plus: Nationwide Building Society and other corporate partnership news

The retailer TK Maxx has raised £25.5m for Cancer Research UK since 2004 through stock and cash donations. Most of the funds have been raised by donations of clothes through the retailer's Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, which asks people to drop off unwanted items at its stores for sale in CRUK shops. The firm has raised extra funds through cash donations and staff fundraising.

Nationwide Building Society has launched a year-long partnership with the British Heart Foundation to support the training of 35,000 people in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by April 2017. Nationwide said it planned to train almost 4,900 employees and 4,000 community group members, and would support the training of a further 26,000 schoolchildren.

The PR agency Bottle will donate up to £50,000 of pro-bono work to the Dallaglio Foundation, which supports disadvantaged young people through rugby. The year-long partnership will also be backed by staff fundraising activities for the charity, which was set up by the former England rugby union captain Lawrence Dallaglio.

The east Scotland division of the housebuilder Barratt raised £25,000 for the children's charity Children 1st. Fundraising activities carried out by staff included a sponsored walk, a sponsored cycle and a Munro hike.

Employees of the loan company Close Brothers Motor Finance have raised almost £13,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity through fundraising activities including a 1,300-mile cycle challenge.

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