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Getting Involved with the Accor and Teenage Cancer Trust Partnership

Every day, seven 13-24-year-olds in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity currently providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer through this unimaginable time.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a cause that deserves attention. To show our support, Accor has been working closely with the charity for two years, raising money through special events, fundraising, and company-wide activities. Our partnership continues running into 2020, with plenty of exciting opportunities on the horizon.

From Onesie Week and Sparkle Off to ibis music events and Big Screen events on Brighton beach, there’s been a lot going on over the past two years.

In September 2019, six of our team from the Accor London office took part in the notoriously tough London Duathlon. The team took on almost 400 kilometers of running and cycling between them and were out for almost 20 hours, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Help the team reach their target by donating to their Virgin Money Giving page.

This autumn, Glyn Colderwood, our senior sous-chef from Novotel Southampton, will take on an extreme challenge in the name of Teenage Cancer Trust. Glyn plans to cycle 1,300 miles in just 13 days, stopping over at Novotel hotels to rest along the way. To show your support, you can make a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust through Glyn’s Virgin Money Giving page.

Now’s a great time to get involved, with the charity’s Still Me campaign kicking off in just a few weeks. Focusing on the way cancer can affect body image, the Still Me campaign aims to help patients feel like themselves, even as their appearance changes throughout their treatment. The Still Me campaign works with real Teenage Cancer Trust patients, sharing their inspirational stories through social media. Discover the patient’s stories and search for #StillMe on Twitter to show your support.

For select periods throughout the year, you’ll be able to donate to the charity when you check out of your Accor hotel. More than 60 of our UK locations are involved in the partnership, so keep looking out for the next exciting event near you!

We’re aiming to raise 100K each year, but we need your help! Do your bit to support this wonderful cause and help us change the lives of young people facing cancer.

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