KPMG UK names Marie Curie as national charity

Business advisory firm KPMG UK has named the end of life charity, Marie Curie, as its national charity for the next two years.

Business advisory firm KPMG UK has named the end of life charity, Marie Curie

  • Colleagues at KPMG UK voted to appoint new national charity
  • The charity will be the chief beneficiary of the firm’s national charity fundraising initiatives as it looks to raise £1m by 2023
  • The appointment comes after raising more than £1.5m for the NSPCC over the last three years

Business advisory firm KPMG UK has named the end of life charity, Marie Curie, as its national charity for the next two years.

Colleagues at KPMG UK, a firm of 16,000 people, voted to elect a new national charity in the run up to the UK firm’s all-colleague Connect Live event that was held on Tuesday 16 November 2022. 

As KPMG’s national charity, Marie Curie – which provides care and support to people with a terminal illness and their loved ones - will be the primary beneficiary of the firm’s national charity programme, which includes fundraising, volunteering, pro bono and thought leadership opportunities. The criteria for the new national charity partner was for a UK charity that was supporting society to build back better following Covid-19, promoting cohesion and its connection to communities. KPMG will also provide some pro bono services to support Marie Curie with its organisational strategy and growth.

Over the past three years, KPMG has raised more than £1.5m for UK children’s charity NSPCC, alongside an additional £500,000 of pro bono support.

Rachel Hopcroft, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG UK, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Marie Curie and their mission to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness, no matter who they are or where they live, has the care and support they need; whether that’s dementia, cancer, heart disease or any other terminal condition. It’s a cause that has clearly really resonated with our colleagues, with the majority of them voting for Marie Curie to be our next national charity partner.”

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive at Marie Curie, said: “Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the people we support. It has kept families apart when human contact was the one thing they needed. Inequity has been exacerbated, and bereaved people have been isolated. And as a charity, fundraising has just not been possible at the level required. But now, thanks to KPMG UK, we can start to address these issues and strive to reach more people with a terminal illness and their loved ones. I want to thank KPMG and the staff who voted to make Marie Curie its charity partner. Together we will create a positive legacy of change for each person affected by terminal illness, for every community in which they live, and the UK as a whole." 

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About KPMG

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 21 offices across the UK with approximately 16,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.3 billion in the year ended 30 September 2020.

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 147 countries and territories and has more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

 

About Marie Curie

Marie Curie is the UK's leading end of life charity. The charity provides essential frontline nursing and hospice care for people with any terminal illness, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. It is the largest charity funder of palliative and end of life care research in the UK. Marie Curie is committed to sharing its expertise to improve quality of care and ensuring that everyone has a good end of life experience. Marie Curie is calling for recognition and sustainable funding of end of life care and bereavement support.

The National Day of Reflection on 23 March 2022 is a day to support the millions of people who've been bereaved during the pandemic and to reflect on the lives of the people who have died. Find out more and pledge to take part at mariecurie.org.uk/daytoreflect

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