England Netball and Cancer Research UK have proudly been in partnership for the last 7 years and are delighted to announce that over £3 million has been raised to help beat cancer sooner.
A framed timescale of the partnership was produced and presented to England Netball to commemorate the success so far.
It highlighted how the money raised through various netball associated events has had an impact year by year; more efficient ways to prevent cancer have been discovered, new drugs and treatments have been developed, death rates in the top four cancers have fallen and much more!
Over the past few years there have been multiple campaigns to get involved in; from Net10, to running Race for Life or Pretty Muddy.
The netball family are playing a vital role in beating cancer sooner through your various efforts, including bake sales and hosting pink week at your clubs – this partnership continues to grow and develop through your spectacular support and efforts.
Our contribution and dedication over the last 12 months was also recognised as England Netball received a Special Commendation in the Community Organisation of the Year 2017 category.
England Netball feel proud to be part of these achievements so far and know how much of a difference the money raised makes.
This has made us even more determined to continue to grow this partnership in order to progress with this lifesaving work.
England Netball Chief Executive Joanna Adams said: ‘It’s a fantastic partnership and we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last seven years.
‘It is a cause close to the hearts of our netball family and the special commendation provides an opportunity to say thank you and celebrate the achievements.
‘With the shared ambitions and values of both organisations, we are sure that the partnership will continue to go from strength to strength.’
The two organisations came together on Thursday 31st August for a planning and engagement day and the ideas produced as a team were exciting to say the least!
Initially brainstorming as a group, followed by developing and presenting the best ideas in smaller teams produced some fantastic, fresh approaches.
These ideas can now be developed to benefit both organisations and consequently maintain and grow this thriving collaboration.
Thank you Cancer Research UK for being part of this incredible partnership.
Also, a huge thank you to all of you the netballers for your dedication and commitment so far – we have made such a difference together.
Every pound donated and every netballer who shows their support plays an important part in a lifesaving story.
We will keep you updated on developments and opportunities to get involved in.