Presenting our official charity partners of the year
Following over 200 nominations
from our people, we are delighted to announce our charity partners for 2023/24: the UK-based Children’s Heart Unit
Fund (Chuf) and Spanish-based Aladina.
Chuf supports children and
families who receive treatment at the Children’s Heart Unit based at the
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, and the many other hospitals providing care for
cardiac patients throughout England.
improves the quality of life of children and teenagers with cancer, providing
support to families and collaborating with over 20 public hospitals across
Over the coming twelve months both charities will benefit from numerous fundraising efforts throughout the year by teams at tombola. We’re delighted that our people have chosen to direct our
efforts to two such worthy charities, doing vital work to support families in
some of their toughest moments.
tombola has a rich history of
supporting charities across the UK and the announcement of our first official
partners allows us to focus our efforts to deliver significant and targeted
support throughout the coming year.
We also match all fundraising efforts by individual people at tombola, and offer two days paid leave for anyone who would like to complete charitable work in
the local community.
Speaking about the partnership, Alicia
Clovis-Mothalib, Corporate & Trusts Fundraising Manager at Chuf, said:
“tombola’s generous pledge to support Chuf as one of its chosen charities will
help us to support Heart Families into 2024 and beyond. We have some very big
and exciting plans for the next few years, and having the tombola team on board
will help to ensure that we can deliver incredible impact. It’s amazing to have
the support of such a prominent international company that prizes its local
community, it’s people and their well-being as well as having fun at its heart.
We’re so grateful to several heart
parents within the business who nominated Chuf because they experienced
first-hand the work Chuf does and chose to share their stories with the rest of
the tombola team. We can’t wait to share what tombola gets up to as part of
their fundraising activities over the next year.”
Nominations for charities to support were left
open to staff at tombola to make suggestions, with several people having
previously received direct support from Chuf.
Speaking of his experience with the charity,
tombola Chat Moderator, Alex Harker, said: “My son, Teddy, was born last year
with only half a heart. He spent the first three weeks of his life in hospital
before going back in at two months old for his first open chest surgery. He
then underwent open heart surgery at 13 months old and will go back for another
before he starts school, eventually needing a heart transplant at some point in
"Chuf have been amazing to us for since Teddy was
born and I know that we're not the only family within tombola that have or know
a child with a congenital heart condition, so the opportunity to partner with
the charity and give back is an incredible way for us to say thank you for all