Six shortlisted charities ran a two-week campaign for the votes of the Bank’s UK employees outside the Bank’s London and Birmingham offices resulting in a record number of employees voting.
Kate Cavelle, Director in Corporate Citizenship UK at Deutsche Bank, said, “Congratulations to Help a Capital Child and Meningitis Research Foundation as well as all of the charities that made our shortlist this year. We are very much looking forward to working with Help a Capital Child and Meningitis Research Foundation throughout 2012 and are excited about the opportunities to promote and raise money for such deserving causes.”
Help a Capital Child was set up in 1975 to help disadvantaged young people in London and supports children and young people affected by abuse, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness.
Dalton Leong, Managing Director at Help a Capital Child, said, "Help a Capital Child is delighted to have been chosen as one of Deutsche Bank’s two Charities of the Year for 2012. We are a small charity and the support of a large financial institution like Deutsche Bank will make a huge difference to us. Funds raised through this partnership will allow us to improve the lives of at least another 50,000 disadvantaged children throughout the UK: giving them the chance to have the childhoods they truly deserve."
Meningitis Research Foundation funds ground-breaking research into prevention, detection and treatment of the disease, educating health professionals, raising symptom awareness amongst the public and supporting those affected.
Chris Head, Chief Executive of Meningitis Research Foundation, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as a Deutsche Bank charity partner for 2012. Next year we will support the introduction of a new vaccine against one of the major strains of the disease in the UK as well launch our life-saving awareness work in Malawi. This partnership therefore comes at a critical time, and offers a real opportunity for all involved to make great strides forward in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia.”
Since 1999, Deutsche Bank's 'Charity of the Year' programme has raised over £7.4 million for sixteen charities through staff fundraising and matched giving.
Over £600,000 to date has been raised for Deutsche Bank's 2011 'Charities of the Year', The Eve Appeal and War Child.
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