Starbucks Brew up Three Year Charity Partnership

 In Charity Partner, Fundraising, News

We are delighted to announce a three year charity partnership with Starbucks Northern Ireland.

 

This is the first time that all 21 Starbucks stores across Northern Ireland have committed to a joint charity partnership which will see their baristas, customers and partners come together to support teenagers and young adults affected by cancer.

 

Teenage and Young Adult Ward Support

 

Ireland has the highest incidence of teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer diagnosis of any region within the UK. On average 76 young people aged between 14-25 years old are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Cancer treatment can be a very isolating and lonely experience for TYAs and often they lack opportunity to meet and connect with others of a similar age. Frequently they are treated alongside much older patients on the adult ward, or those a lot of younger on the children’s ward.

Support from Starbucks over the next three years will help fund our specialist service, Teenage and Young Adult Ward Support. Our Ward Support Specialist works with young people to help reduce their isolation whist they are in hospital, is available to discuss some of the challenges and worries they may be facing, and provide them an opportunity to connect with other young people in a similar situation.

 

Fundraising Plans

 

Starbucks’ fundraising initiatives include donating 10p from each cup sold on the first day of every month, whilst throughout the year their staff will be taking part in events including an abseil down Belfast’s Europa Hotel.  In addition to fundraising, Starbucks have offered to volunteer at our therapeutic short break facilities throughout their Global Month of Service in April.

Speaking at the launch Cancer Fund for Children’s Chief Executive, Gillian Creevy, said

 “We are truly delighted to be partnering with Starbucks for the next three years.  They are an organisation whose ethos is very much focused on community engagement and supporting young people. 

“Our Specialist Team steps in from the point of diagnosis to provide essential emotional, financial and therapeutic support to young people and their families at simply the most devastating time.  Support from Starbucks will help ensure that our ability to provide top quality care continues.”

Find Out More

 

If you would like to find out more about how your business can make a difference to children and young people diagnosed with cancer please contact our Corporate Fundraising team on 028 9080 5599.

 

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