Farnborough-based The Brain Tumour Charity has been hand-selected by employees at Mondelēz International in Uxbridge to receive a donation of £5,000.
The global cause is committed to furthering treatments and progressing research into finding cures, and has been granted the substantial figure thanks to The Cadbury Foundation, as part its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.
The Brain Tumour Charity relies solely on donations and fundraising in order to affect change in an area of cancer treatment where survival rates are not growing as rapidly as elsewhere. As well as research into cures, it focuses on support for those recently diagnosed, and helps patients through their treatment.
Each year, all Mondelēz International UK employees are invited to nominate wellbeing-related charities or projects close to their hearts, with the final shortlisted charities up for vote amongst fellow colleagues.
The Uxbridge site nominated The Brain Tumour Charity having seen the work it does first-hand, following the diagnosis of colleague, Rebecca Newton, in 2017. Following surgery, and support from the charity, Rebecca is now back at work full time having successfully finished treatment.
Commenting on the donation, Rebecca said: “I am truly proud to work for Mondelēz International, they have supported me every step of the way.
“This donation from The Cadbury Foundation is giving me the chance to make a difference, and I am so grateful to my colleagues for making this significant donation possible. A cure can’t wait, and with this donation we can take a step closer to it.”
The Cadbury Foundation was set up in 1935 in recognition of Richard and George Cadbury and their investment in the welfare of their employees and the local community.
Katie Mosses, corporate partnerships manager at The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are hugely grateful for all the support that Mondelēz International have given in raising vital funds towards research into brain tumours.
“We are committed to funding research that will increase survival and we will take every step necessary to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by brain tumours.”
Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International said: “We are extremely proud to be able to support the charities that are important to our employees through our ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.
“Rebecca’s journey has been inspirational to see, and everyone at Mondelēz International is thrilled to be able to help such a personal, and worthwhile charity.”