We are excited to announce the launch of ‘Raffingers Foundation’, which will support two charities: Ovarian Cancer Action and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Raffingers Foundation was formed in 2016 by the top 100 UK accountancy firm, in memory of Jason Kew, a dear husband and friend, who sadly lost his battle against pancreatic cancer, as well as to honour those family members of the firm who have been lost to ovarian cancer.
For these reason, funds raised by the Foundation will go towards scientific research and specialist staff and equipment, helping to put a stop to the number of women and men suffering and dying from these terrible diseases. Raffingers has recently decided that they will be supporting two causes: Ovarian Cancer Action – A charity that strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions, and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, a national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Earlier this year, the charity launched a national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research, the first of its kind in the world.
The firm will hold a range of charitable events throughout the year and the proceeds will be divided equally between the two charities.
Founder and CEO, Maggie Banks stated:“We’re honoured to have been chosen and immensely grateful to Raffingers for supporting us in tackling this complex and aggressive cancer. The growing portfolio of projects we fund covers the very best, most innovative research across the UK and Ireland and we’re determined to find new ways of helping people to beat this disease.”
Chief Executive of Ovarian Action, Katherine Taylor said, ‘Ovarian Cancer Action is delighted to have been chosen as a beneficiary charity of The Raffingers Foundation. A woman in the UK dies of ovarian cancer every 2 hours but with the help of supporters like Raffingers, and their employees, we can fund pioneering research at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre which will give women the best chances of survival. We very much look forward to working with The Raffingers Foundation in the near future.’
Chair of Raffingers Foundation, Lauren Aston stated,“Raffingers has been supporting charities for many years now as our way of giving back to the community and it is great that we are able to take our work further. Ovarian Cancer Action and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund are two charities very close to our hearts and we are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to support both charities in the work and research they do.”
More information on Raffingers Foundation can be found here