Carers UK is delighted to have been chosen by Bank of England employees as one of their charities of the year alongside Demelza Hospice Care for Children and WWF. The partnership starts now and ends in 2023.
Laura Doughty, Director of Fundraising and Communications said:
“I am excited to share that Carers UK has been voted the Bank of England’s diversity and inclusion charity partner until 2023. Money raised by Bank of England staff will help Carers UK support the estimated 13.6 million carers across the UK. Thank you to everyone who helped us win this incredible partnership.”
Carers UK supports unpaid carers looking after family and friends who are older, disabled or seriously ill. The pandemic has been especially stressful for unpaid carers. Many more are exhausted and there has never been a greater need for support for those providing care. 65% of us will care for someone in our lifetime.
Joanna Place, Deputy Governor, Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of England said:
“The Bank of England has three charities of the year that have been chosen by our staff through a Bank-wide vote. Carers UK is one of these three charities and was nominated by our Carers Network. During our partnership we will fundraise for all of our charities and raise awareness of their important work, which in the case of Carers UK will help to raise awareness of carers rights and highlight the support the charity can offer.”
Carers UK is here to make sure that carers get the help and support they need right from the start of their caring journey. The charity gives expert advice, information and support to carers and campaigns for better recognition, understanding and appreciation of the essential job carers do.
The partnership with the Bank of England’s staff will help Carers UK reach more of the nations’ carers, thereby connecting them to support.