Corporate Fundraising

MDS UK would not exist without the very early and generous assistance of several main sponsors – Celgene, Novartis Oncology – still ongoing as well as Baker Tilly (from 2008-2013).
Since October 2014, Foster Denovo is kindly assisting MDS UK with meeting space. We are extremely grateful for the help of all our sponsors.

We would like to encourage many more industry partners and private companies
to engage with us and help us raise funds and awareness of MDS

This extra awareness is particularly important for rarer conditions like MDS which are totally unknown amongst the general population.

It is much easier to raise funds for well known diseases – so we need all the help we can get. Some companies mention their chosen charity in their corporate newsletter – another fabulous awareness advantage!

We will be listing these companies on this Corporate Fundraising page and hope that many more will join this generous practices.

Here is also a brief description of what CSR usually entails:

Corporate social responsibility is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards, and international norms.

The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Furthermore, CSR-focused businesses would proactively promote the public interest (PI) by encouraging community growth and development, and voluntarily eliminating practices that harm the public sphere, regardless of legality. CSR is the deliberate inclusion of PI into corporate decision-making, that is the core business of the company or firm, and the honouring of a triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.

Give as you Live

This is a very easy way to help us – without having to donate anything yourself – simply by completing your online purchases via this system.
If you use the internet to buy goods, hotels, travel or services online, please consider using this scheme, which allows you to pick your favourite cause and allows you to raise funds at no cost to you.

MDS UK is registered there and all you need to do is to register and download the application – then shop online as you would normally.

Please forward to friends and family. Thank you for your on-going support.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways

We received a very kind donation of £306.50 from the company Etihad Airways, who raised these funds after one of their employees, Gavin Hepburn was diagnosed with MDS. Gavin has been employed at Etihad Airways since 2004. Read More

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Asda

Asda

ASDA Public vote and donation scheme September 2014ASDA-web003 We are pleased to announce that we have received the runners-up prize in the ASDA donation scheme – in the ASDA store of the Old Kent Road. This is the local store to King’s College Hospital. We thank staff member Claire Gager, Community Life Champion for delivering […]

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Waitrose

Waitrose

As part of the Community Matters project, each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes that their customers choose. Read More

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John Lewis

John Lewis

John Lewis Partnership has kindly contributed towards the costs of our annual London Patient Forum – via their local Victoria office. Their Community Liaison Co-ordinator in Victoria explained their fantastic policy about assisting local small charities:

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Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya

Founded in 1937, Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York offering both individuals and companies a range of legal services encompassing: corporate; employment; dispute resolution; family; private client; and real estate.

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Charity Solutions

Charity Solutions

A recent very generous donation to MDS UK has come from the Foster Denovo – a national firm providing financial advice to individuals, families, corporate clients and charities. The firm has kindly offered us to use their board room for our MDS UK committee meetings to continue planning and developing our services. We always try […]

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Sega

Sega

The most recent assistance to MDS UK came from a wonderful group of people supporting Alexia Hudson, whose mother Edel O’Meara is an MDS patient. The total amount of money raised was a magnificent £520. Sega Europe very kindly donated an iPad mini as a raffle item, and a great group of bakers supplied items […]

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