Click Travel boosts Cancer Research UK's Birmingham-based project funding with £50,000 donation

Click Travel boosts Cancer Research UK's Birmingham-based project funding with £50,000 donation

Travel technology company Click Travel has given £50,000 to Cancer Research UK, as part of the Birmingham-based company’s annual commitments to fundraising, which includes donating one per cent of its profits to charities.

The money will be used specifically for projects in the West Midlands, and could pay for a cancer nurse for an entire year, fund a research group, or buy an ultra-powerful microscope capable of seeing the inner-workings of cancer cells at a nanoscopic level.

Jill Palmer, CEO of Click Travel says:

“The incredible work Cancer Research UK does has touched many of our employees, so we’re pleased to support such an important cause, especially as we know the money will be used locally.”

Click Travel’s social commitment policy defines that the business donates one per cent of its profits to charities and not-for-profit organisations chosen by its employees. Previous local recipients include the Midlands Air Ambulance and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, alongside a host of other deserving local groups.

Ellen Jurczak, Cancer Research UK Local Fundraising Manager for Birmingham, said:

“We are so grateful to Click Travel for this generous donation, which will help in our mission to beat cancer sooner.

“We consider ourselves a national charity with a local heart and that is certainly true in the West Midlands – last year we spent over £10 million in the area on cutting-edge research projects. We receive no government funding, so we are reliant on the support of brilliant companies like Click Travel to fund our life-saving work.”

Click Travel employees are also encouraged to donate one per cent of their time to the local community. In 2018, many chose to volunteer or help raise money for Cancer Research UK, participating in events like the Business 100 Cycle Ride.

“We’re proud to be based in Birmingham, and our team loves having the opportunity to give a part of their working week to the local community,” adds Palmer.

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