Callcredit announces Yorkshire Cancer Research as charity of the year


Callcredit Information Group has announced Yorkshire Cancer Research as its Charity of the Year.

The decision was made following a UK-wide vote by employees based at the company’s offices throughout the country.   As well as raising money through office-based activities, employees will take part in a variety of activities including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 15,000ft skydive and a summer event. 

Callcredit, which is the UK’s second largest credit reference agency in the UK and specialises in managing consumer data, has supported many local and national charities over the years.   The money raised through the partnership will be used to improve cancer outcomes in Yorkshire by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting screening programmes to increase early diagnosis and funding innovative research projects from diagnosis to end-of-life care.

Yorkshire has the third highest incidence rate in England and 11 of 13 local authorities have outcomes below the national average.

Claire Johnson, Engagement Manager, Callcredit Information Group said: “We are delighted to support Yorkshire Cancer Research through our Charity of the Year programme. Colleagues from across the Group will be coming together to raise much needed funds for the charity. Over the last two years Callcredit Information Group has raised over £200,000 for charities and good causes and we are pleased to be able to continue our commitment to being a responsible business, through this partnership.”

Stephanie Jones, Regional Fundraiser for West Yorkshire at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Working with an organisation like Callcredit Information Group is brilliant. The staff are very dedicated to raising funds for charity and really engaged in organising fun activities for everyone to get involved in.”

For more information about partnerships with Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/partnerships.