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How NatWest Group are making a difference this Giving Tuesday

by Charlie Mason | Philanthropy and partnerships

29 November 2022

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Giving Tuesday is a chance to make a real difference, and we’re delighted that once again, our long-standing partner NatWest Group are supporting the campaign. The campaign champions giving in all its forms to good causes, including Cancer Research UK.

Taking place on November 29, #GivingTuesday is a global movement. It originated in the US as a day to refocus attention following the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday inspires people to give their voice, time, or money to support charitable causes, where they can.

NatWest Group are a founding partner of the UK campaign and have encouraged their customers and employees to get involved since it first launched in the UK in 2014.

Since our involvement in Giving Tuesday began, we’ve donated over £3m to encourage our employees and customers to get involved in supporting this global day of good, that inspires millions of people to give and celebrates generosity in all its forms. This year we are donating £350,000 to the causes our customers and colleagues support

Fiona Baxter, Giving Strategy & Programmes Manager, Sustainable Banking at NatWest Group

This year, NatWest Group employees are encouraged to support the campaign by signing up for the Payroll Giving scheme. If they sign up before the end of the year or increase their current donation, the bank will also give them £125, which they can donate to their chosen charities.

If you’re a NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland MyRewards current account customer, you can also support us this year by exchanging your MyReward points for a donation to Cancer Research UK. The bank will then match all donations to the 14 designated Rewards charities up to £50 per customer, to a total of £150,000.

The Giving Tuesday campaign is just one way NatWest Group support Cancer Research UK. Not only do employees give through Payroll Giving, but they also take part in Race for Life events and volunteer in our shops. NatWest Group also run their own challenge events to support the charity sector: 5K, 10K, half marathon runs, bungees and abseils. Staff could support any charity they wanted, and Cancer Research UK was a very popular choice. We’re also delighted that they chose us as the beneficiary charity for a regional campaign where a £5 donation was made to Cancer Research UK when a customer started using the mobile banking app. We’ve also been working with NatWest Group to consider how we maximise Gift Aid donations to benefit not only Cancer Research UK, but the charity sector as a whole.

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime*. Support from partners such as NatWest Group allows us to make crucial progress in our life-saving work, raise awareness and bring hope to everyone affected by cancer.

Thank you, NatWest Group customers and employees for your ongoing support. It’s fantastic to have you by our side. Together we will beat cancer.

*Ahmad AS et al, British Journal of Cancer, 2015

– Written by Alice Hilton, Senior Partnerships Relations Executive, Cancer Research UK