Sunseeker London is a long-term supporter of Teens Unite and has been an integral part of our growth and development over the past 13 years. Group Managing Director, David Lewis acts as a mentor in our Annual Apprentice challenge with the young people we support; passing on his business knowledge and expertise.
Sunseeker London also sponsors challenges and events and regularly holds fundraising events at its luxury showroom in Mayfair.
Ricoh has supplied Teens Unite’s printing and office equipment since the charity was founded in 2007.
As well as supporting our fundraising events and challenges, its staff are a key part of our annual Apprentice Challenge, acting as both mentors and judges in a day that enables the young people to learn key business skills.
St James's Place are Teens Unite's chosen wealth management provider.
Previously, they have provided grant funding to support the activities and workshops we organise for young people fighting cancer and we have featured as the beneficiary charity at the St James's Place Wealth Management annual company meeting, which is attended by thousands at the O2.
Teens Unite have been in a charity partnership with Sofology since October 2019. The sofa retailer has committed to raising funds and awareness within in its 11 stores across the South region by providing customers with the opportunity to donate to Teens Unite when purchasing their new sofa.
The company's CEO has been a long term, loyal supporter of Teens Unite. With effect from July 2020, DMG Office Supplies will be making a charitable donation every month and working collaborately with us to ensure all of our office supplies are either gifted free of charge or provided at cost price.
We are delighted to be one of the 100 charities to benefit from Barclays' 100 x 100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, receiving a staggering £100,000 to ensure we can continue to deliver our digital workshops and activities as a result of the pandemic.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have experienced a 66% increase in young people registering to receive our support and our service output has increased from four face to face sessions a month, to four digital workshops a week. With the help of the funding we have received from Barclays, we are able to continue uniting young people fighting cancer at a time when they feel more isolated and vulnerable than ever before.
The National Lottery Community Fund provided generous funding to allow us to develop our digital delivery program, where young people are able to access our workshops and activities online. This ensures that we are able to create an even better, more inclusive, differentiated charity supporting even more young people battling the long-term effects of cancer.
The funds received from the National Lottery Community Fund means our digital sessions can run alongside our traditional face to face activities, so that young people, no matter where they are in the UK or where they are on their cancer journey are able to benefit from the workshops and activities in our Positive Steps program.
Paradise Wildlife Park provides opportunities for the young people we support and their families to enjoy the facilities the zoo has to offer. It is also the venue for the annual Memory Day we organise with CLIC Sargent to celebrate the lives of those who have sadly lost their fight with cancer.
C&C Kitchens regularly host cookery days at their showroom in Cheshunt for the young people supported by Teens Unite, enabling them to meet others their age in a similar situation and gain valuable life skills, which can help them to regain their independence.
C&C Kitchens have also been the title sponsors for our annual It's a Knockout Family Fun Day event for the past two consecutive years.
As a previous recipient of funding from Children in Need, they responded immediately to our need for additional funding when Covid-19 hit. The top-up funding they provided enabled us to transition the workshops we organise under our Positive Steps Program from being face-to-face, to online.
We understand the importance of joining forces with other charities dedicated to supporting young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. We are proud to work alongside CLIC Sargent to ensure a young person receives every level of support needed throughout their cancer journey. Aside from the day to day interaction we have with CLIC Sargent, we also partner with the charity for annual Memory Days and Siblings Days.
Clear Thinking IT has kindly donated its IT solutions and support services to Teens Unite since we moved into our headquarters in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire in 2011.
Rye House Kart Raceway donates go karting sessions for the young people we support and also hosts an annual ‘Father’s Day’ go karting day for Teens Unite, enabling the young people and their parents to create long-lasting memories and enjoy valuable time together away from hospital, treatment and medical appointments.
As part of our collaboration with jewellery brand, Estella Bartlett, the design team worked alongside some of the young people we support to create a limited edition 'Bee Positive' bracelet, unique to Teens Unite, to help raise funds and awareness.
Fordy Runs is an online community for runners of all abilities and is hosted by successful runner, Chris Ford who lends his support to the members through motivational blogs, expert advice and the acknowledgment and celebration of success.
Chris Ford and members of Fordy Runs have challenged themselves for the good of Teens Unite, from taking part in virtual runs to completing the intense Ragnar Relay.
As well as providing funding to Teens Unite, Arsenal Football Club regularly donates tickets for the young people we support to attend football matches. Not only does this provide a welcome escape from hospital appointments and treatment, it’s an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and create long-lasting memories with family and friends.
Ashbourne Insurance are Teens Unite's insurance provider, working closely with us to ensure our costs are kept to a minimum.
Previously, staff have supported us through fundraising events and challenges and the the CEO, Sarah Smits, even completed our overseas cycling challenge in Cuba in 2015.
Furniture store, Fishpools has supported Teens Unite for over six years with instore fundraising events and staff taking part in our challenges and events including the British 10k London Run and our annual It's a Knockout event.
Ray Lowe Studios regularly donates its photography services to Teens Unite, enabling us to cherish our workshops and activity stays for many more years to come. Ray Lowe also dedicates his time to teaching the young people photography skills.
Herts Live (formerly The Hertfordshire Mercury), has supported Teens Unite from the beginning by featuring our latest news and events. Over the years, the newspaper has played an instrumental part in raising support for Teens Unite in the area local to our offices in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire and continues to spread the word about the work we do and our greatest achievements.
Aside from Vision staff completing fundraising challenges for Teens Unite, the print and office solutions firm also hold an annual company golf day to support our work in uniting young people diagnosed with cancer.
Van Hage Garden Centre, Ware regularly provides opportunities for Teens Unite to raise funding and awareness in the store, from bucket collections to Christmas events, there’s often a date in the diary.
As well as being our Courier of choice for all of our collections and deliveries, the team are raising awareness of Teens Unite through their network of drivers. Elite Express encourage donations through their customer loyalty scheme. For customers who make 10 bookings, they receive a cashback payment of £50 on their next booking. Elite will be asking customers if they would be prepared to donate their loyalty payment to Teens Unite, and if they do, the very generous guys at Elite will match it.
The staff and students at Hertford Regional College know how to put the FUN into fundraising. Over the years, they have held regular fundraising events in the college, as well as students setting their own independent challenges to support others their age who are fighting a cancer diagnosis.
We are proud to partner with the TUI Care Foundation after we were nominated by the TUI Airways Crew at Stansted Airbase. Throughout the year, we will benefit from the on board collections, where generous customers donate their unused forgeign currency. Over the period of the two year partnership, these donations will help us to provide at least six motivational workshops, supporting a minimum of sixty young people who are battling or who have battled cancer.
We were delighted to see some of the Air Crew at our It's a Knockout event and running to raise funds and awareness at the British 10k.
Ladybird Voice Solutions, a local company providing voice solutions to business nationally, are supporters of Teens Unite. Their Managing Director, Paul, has previously scaled the heights of the Broadgate Tower raising funds and awareness for us, and now they’re making sure that nationally, their clients know about us and our work with a “proudly supporting message” in their email and written communications.
HueImbued Photography have been capturing bold and engaging images at many of our events from the Junior Warrior race to the Strictly Dancing Ball and our annual gala dinner. The very talented team have created an amazing gallery of images that help us to promote our work and more importantly create long lasting memories for our beneficiaries, their families and our supporters.
Wormley & Turnford Big Local is a community-based association that brings residents of the surrounding areas together, offering them support and advice. Teens Unite were delighted to work with W&TBL on the local “Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge” which bought young local people together to learn new skills and raise money for a local charity, us! Through the relationship, W&TBL have got to know Teens Unite and our beneficiaries and have been able to offer one of our local beneficiaries a place on their film making skills courses, which teaches script writing, camera techniques, production, editing and interviewing skills. The objectives of their skills workshops are very in tune with our own as we both seek to teach new skills, build confidence and self esteem.
The staff at HB Accountants are often going above and beyond to support Teens Unite by taking on challenges and organising regular fundraising events, from dress down days and cake sales in the office, to running stalls at community events.
HB Accountants also ensure that Teens Unite meet the regulatory requirements of the Charity Commission by providing independent examination and audit of our accounts, which can be seen, here.
John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City have selected Teens Unite as their Charity of the Year. The Partners are busy working behind the scenes in store raising funds. A team of them took on a sky dive challenge in May, and they’re already looking forward to more adrenalin fuelled challenges throughout the year. The Teens will be benefitting from the expertise of some of their retail management team at our Apprentice Challenge later this year. We are very excited about this partnership and working with John Lewis throughout the year.
Property Debt Collection Ltd and PDC Law were the headline sponsors for the event in 2019 and will also be sponsoring our next annual gala dinner organised alongside Karen Millen OBE.
L C Wealth Management’s Director, Luke Connell, is a supporter of Teens Unite, taking on challenges, supporting fundraising and very generously gifting commission from our Healthcare Renewal back to the Charity. Luke shares details of Teens Unite and our events and activities to his extensive professional and social network, helping to raise awareness of us and our work.
Paul Butler Wealth Management, a St James’ Place Partner, support private clients, business and charities with financial planning management and advice.
In September 2019, a team from the company completed a three day car rally, where they purchased cars for a maximum of £300 for each one and travelled 1,000 from Dover to Barcelona.
#GivingthruFashion is a charity initiative launched by Silhouette London. Their view is that every young girl should have that "Cinderella moment" whatever their circumstances. And we are delighted that they are kicking off this initiative by raising money for, and awareness of us, generously donating, 10% of their profit in the May. In addition, they’ll be taking in pre-loved and nearly new dresses and selling them with 50% of the balance coming to us.
While raising money,they have also very generously committed to helping some of the teenagers and young people that Teens Unite support to look and feel wonderful for their Proms, Graduations or other special occasions. They, and we, can’t wait!
Hu Long Temple is a school of Chinese Martial Arts and Wellbeing based in Totnes, Devon founded by Shifu Matt Bindon, a 35th generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Disciple. They specialise in traditional authentic Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu, Sanda, Soft Fist (Taiji), Practical Self-Defence, Qi Gong and Meditation.
Hu Long Temple have been providing help and support to Teens Unite and our beneficiaries since 2010, bringing their workshops to our Annual Activity Stays promoting healthy physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, infused with ancient “Chan Wu Yi” philosophy and mindfulness.
Headspace produce an App that is designed to help people to relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance in just a few minutes a day - essential for the young people we support following their cancer diagnosis. The incredibly generous team at Headspace have donated 200 copies of the app to Teens Unite in the last two years, definitely helping the young people to sit back, relax and breathe.
Duffield Harrison Solicitors are long-term supporters of Teens Unite. They are regular participants at our annual It's a Knockout Family Fun Day and in 2019 were our t-shirt sponsors for the event.
Department store, TK Maxx is now a stockist of our partner - Cool Hats, with a selection of the range being sold in stores and proceeds being donated to Teens Unite along the way.
o3e (only 3 elements) are a corporate team building and events company, achieving amazing things for charity! o3e have generously supported us for many years by donating bikes built as part of team building activities, to help the young people we support to regain their fitness following cancer treatment. More recently, o3e have been donating care packages that can be sent to the young people we support and taken to teenage cancer patients during our hospital visits and workshops.
Future Group, a young, vibrant company, delivering a whole range of systems and solutions to property management companies, are utilising their strong social media channels and their electronic communications to raise awareness of us and our work. Their Director, Jamie, embraced the challenge of a lifetime, climibing Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Teens Unite.
Founded by Beth Botham, a young person who has been supported by Teens Unite, Rejuvenate Kits provide the answer to 'what do I buy a loved one who has just been diagnosed with cancer?' with their natural, wholesome cancer care kits.
Rejuvenate Kits have generously pledged to support Teens Unite by donating 10% of their profits to Teens Unite until the end of 2019.
Teens Unite meet with this group of local business people every Wednesday to enjoy breakfast and through their networks find business connections and introductions for each other. In the first year of early starts, the support that has been offered from this group is incredible, and Teens Unite looks forward to working with them in the next year too. If you are a local business and would like to be part of this community, please get in touch.
Teens Unite are delighted to have been chosen to partner with Cool Hats and we've received some of the teams very Cool Hats to gift to the young people we support.
The hats have been specially developed for people suffering the after effects of cancer treatment where the scalp can be very sensitive. The hats are fully lined with a Bamboo Jersey fabric which gives a super soft touch to the skin. We are looking forward to gifting these hats to the Teens, and taking the hats with us to hospital wards when we visit new Teens.
Business Signs & Graphics Ltd will ensure that you create the best first impression for your business with signs, promotional banners and digital print. The team are professionals with a wealth of experience and a long list of prestigious clients. They are also very generous and long term supporters of Teens Unite, not only providing promotional banners and new signs for the office at considerable discounts, their Managing Director, Miguel, has taken on a number of extreme challenges for the Charity, raising both awareness and much needed funds. This year he’s off to the Sahara to run a marathon! And the team at Business Signs & Graphics Ltd are making sure that their clients know about us and our work with a “proudly supporting” message in their email and written communications.
Founders of FVCK, Luke and Amelia create funky, quirky and brightly coloured headwear for those experiencing hair loss. This comes after Amelia was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and struggled to find an alternative to the headscarves and hats that she said "screamed chemotherapy". So they started designing their own!
FVCK supports Teens Unite by donating 10% of every bandana sale to Teens Unite.
Stort Valley Spirits is a family owned business providing a range of handmade Artisan Vodka, Gin, Rum and Whisky Liqueurs. They have a real focus on sustainability and love to give back to local causes. Teens Unite are delighted to partner with Stort Valley Spirits for their launch, and through to the end of the year and are very grateful to receive a percentage of profits during this period. Their website is in development, but keep checking here to see the beautiful products they supply.
Guild Energy is committed to helping business, no matter the size, get the best deal for their energy supplies. Guild helped Teens Unite obtain a significant refund for incorrect billing, and on an ongoing basis, make sure that the Charity has access to the most competitive deals meaning that we spend wisely and have more money for our beneficiary service delivery. You can find out how Guild helped us here, and more about their services here.
GTEK Plant Ltd, a civil engineering and groundworks business, based inour home county are doing so much to not just raise funds and awareness for us but to really support Teens. You can read more about GTEK Plant Ltd and their exciting and innovative projects here, and more about the partnership here.
FLX Personal Trainers are a team of young fitness professionals, based in Hoddesdon, offering bespoke fitness and nutrition plans online and face to face (Covid-19 safely) for people of all ages and all abilities. They're passionate about what they do, and focussed on acheiving positive results with their clients. We are delighted to partner with FLX who will be raising awareness of us and our work among their growing social networks, and so excited to introduce them to the Teens,where they'll be working with them to support them in getting back to strength following their diagnosis and treatment.
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Volunteering with Teens Unite has changed my personality and outlook on life. When I hear all the amazing things the teens say about Teens Unite, I can tell they mean every word.
Teens Unite isn't just a charity to me, it was the beginning of restarting my life.
When Elliot started receiving the support of Teens Unite, I could see a change in him straightaway. His outlook on life was becoming positive again and I gained strength from seeing my little boy accepting what had happened and starting to move forward.
I needed help and that's where Teens Unite came in. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and the reason I met Teens Unite was to save my life.
With Teens Unite, I finally realised that I could climb out of this massive hole that I had been digging because I wasn't alone anymore.
If it wasn't for Teens Unite, I wouldn't be where I am now. They have been really supportive and given me the strength to push myself and not give up.