November 6, 2014

Deutsche Bank employees vote World Child Cancer and Sparks as Charities of the Year for 2015

World Child Cancer and Sparks have been voted as Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year for 2015 by its UK-based staff. Since 1999, employees have raised over £12m for 21 charities as part of the Charities of the Year programme.

World Child Cancer and Sparks will fundraise, increase awareness and engage with employees across the bank throughout 2015. Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year programme is part of the UK corporate citizenship youth engagement strategy, Born to Be, which helps young people reach their full potential.

Scott Bell, Co-Head UK Corporate Finance, Co-Head Global Consumer Corporate Finance and Charities of the Year Committee Chairman said "Deutsche Bank has been investing in community programmes that help young people reach their full potential for many years and this approach is galvanised by our Born to Be strategy. Our employees have voted for two outstanding charities - World Child Cancer and Sparks - as our 2015 Charities of the Year. Through these partnerships we hope not only to motivate our employees to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds but we aim to accelerate their growth and impact.”

Allison Ogden-Newton, CEO World Child Cancer said “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Deutsche Bank, and together we will create a step-change for the treatment of children with cancer in some of the poorest countries in the world.”

Zillah Bingley, CEO Sparks, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been selected by Deutsche Bank to be one of their 2015 Charities of the Year. Sparks funds pioneering research to help the one in 30 children born with a condition that may affect them for life. Together with Deutsche Bank, we’ll be able to fund more research to find treatments and cures for childhood conditions”.

For more information about Sparks visit and World Child Cancer visit

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank AG
Press & Media Relations

Nick Bone
Phone: +44 (0) 207 547 2603

About Deutsche Bank Corporate Citizenship and Born to Be:

Deutsche Bank invests directly in the societies in which it operates. Around the world, the bank enables educational, social and cultural projects that build social capital and bring about positive change. Deutsche Bank and its foundations are among the world’s active corporate citizens investing over EUR78m in social projects and around 25% of employees in volunteering opportunities every year.

Born to Be is part of Deutsche Bank’s corporate citizenship strategy focused on education and enabling talent. In the UK, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. It targets 11-18 year olds at risk of exclusion with education-led projects that aim to increase achievement, develop employability skills and raise aspirations.

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