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We’re supporting Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign

09 Nov 2017

We’ve been fighting cancer together by supporting the Stand Up To Cancer campaign (SU2C), raising vital awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK in a variety of ways. 

Openreach volunteers and fundraisers up and down the country have played their part in a fundraising rebellion, giving up their time and money to raise thousands of pounds by manning buckets at collections in city centres and train stations. There have also been bake offs, cake sales, competitions, raffles and much more. 

We’ve also had almost 4,500 Openreach drivers proudly displaying a SU2C sticker on the bonnet of their commercial vehicles to raise awareness. 

Research has identified that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. We know this is a cause close to many hearts, no more so than Richard Harrison, an Openreach engineer based in Hertfordshire, who’s currently on his own cancer journey. 

When asked why he was supporting the campaign with his vehicle sticker, Richard said: "I didn’t think I would be affected by cancer. It’s not until it happens that you become aware of just how common it is. By seeing the sticker on the bonnet of my van, customers and members of the public have shown a keen interest in learning more about cancer. I’d like to thank everyone for their support, including Openreach for their approach to dealing with my situation and for their support to SU2C.”

Following stories like Richard’s, more than 800 of our people have pledged to make positive lifestyle changes to help beat cancer. 

To find out more about Stand Up To Cancer and how you can get involved please visit:
The Stand Up To Cancer website, Facebook and Twitter feed. If you’d like to make a donation, visit MyDonate.