Deutsche Bank employees have raised £722,000 for charity Hospice UK to help people up-and-down the country access vital hospice and end of life care and support.
The bank dedicated its 14th annual One Day fundraising campaign to Hospice UK, its UK Charity of the Year for 2020 and 2021.
This year’s event moved online to adhere to COVID restrictions, with employees pledging to donate a day’s salary to the cause.
Deutsche Bank employees joined ITV Political Editor and Vice President of Hospice UK, Robert Peston and the charity’s CEO, Tracey Bleakley for ‘A Conversation With’ event with palliative care expert Dr Rachel Clarke, and took part in a virtual quiz with a host of celebrity stars, including BAFTA winning comedien, Jo Brand, cricketer Monty Panesar and DJ Fatboy Slim.
The money raised by Deutsche Bank will help Hospice UK work across the healthcare system, alongside colleagues in the NHS and in care homes, hospitals and communities, to help reach people who desperately need expert hospice and end of life care.
This could include grants for hospices to extend their bereavement services, helping the growing number of families losing loves ones to COVID-19; digital training sessions for hospices to help them share their knowledge with local hospitals; and access to Hospice UK’s equality, diversity and inclusion programme to help hospices reach everyone who needs them, regardless of who they are.
Hospice UK’s Director of Income Generation, Catherine Bosworth said: “Since the start of the year we have benefited immensely from the unwavering support and generosity of everyone at Deutsche Bank.
"It has been incredible to see such dedication from so many people across the business to help raise money and awareness for Hospice UK. One Day is such an amazing event, and raising over £722,000 during these uncertain times is truly inspiring. We are so grateful for the bank’s support."
Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Brand & CSR, Lareena Hilton said "I am delighted our flagship fundraising event, One Day, has raised over £722,000 for Hospice UK.
"Our Charity of the Year programme aims to help pioneering charities create transformational change and the continued support of our employees and their willingness to give, even during these challenging times, will enable Hospice UK make a real difference. We look forward to seeing the Positive Impact the donations will have."
Find out more at www.hospiceuk.org
Hospice UK is the national charity working for those experiencing dying, death and bereavement. We work for the benefit of people affected by death and dying, collaborating with our hospice members and other partners who work in end of life care. Our hospice members influence and guide our work to put people at the centre of all we do.
We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life.
Deutsche Bank’s UK Charity of the Year programme
Hospice UK is Deutsche Bank’s UK Charity of the Year 2020-21, nominated and voted for by UK employees. The programme is a two year partnership with a pioneering charity, aiming to unlock further value for the charity by helping to build organisational capacity and provide in-house resources and expertise that will advance the cause. Since 1999 the programme has raised £24.6 million for 26 charities.
The bank’s One Day campaign enables employees to donate a day’s salary to the Charity of the Year, which is matched by the bank.