RSM fundraising for Anthony Nolan

Leading accounting and business advisory firm RSM and RSM UK Foundation have supported Anthony Nolan for 13 years, and they have been instrumental in the development of many Anthony Nolan services, including our patient grants programme, and volunteer courier service.

RSM UK was integral to the development and success of Anthony Nolan’s Register and Be a Lifesaver education programme which educates young people in schools about the importance of signing up to the stem cell register. They part-funded this project from 2010 to 2014. 

Since 2015, RSM UK has funded our Volunteer Courier Programme, which requires trained volunteers to transport donated stem cells from the collection centre to the hospital treating the patient in need of a transplant. 

In 2018, they extended their funding to the Patient Grants Programme which supports patients before, during, and after a stem cell transplant. Small one-off grants are given to help unexpected costs patients may have.

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*figures correct as of January 2022

As of January 2023, their funding has helped facilitate over 7,741 lifesaving journeys all over the world and funded over 1,423 grants to patients and families most in need.

In addition to RSM’s incredibly generous restricted funding and sponsorship donations, they also introduced the Duke of Edinburgh volunteering scheme for their younger, eligible colleagues. Working in a three-way partnership, RSM colleagues who sign up to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award can choose to volunteer for 12 months with Anthony Nolan in a programme called ‘Your Lifesaving Year’. These ambassadors play an influential role in raising awareness, recruiting donors, and raising vital funds for Anthony Nolan.

Beneath all this lies RSM’s employee fundraising. Since the partnership has launched, we’ve seen some fantastic fundraising initiatives which have included: Tour de Baker Tilly, One Million Calorie Burn, the RSM Charity Challenge and RSM10forAN to celebrate the 10th year of partnership in 2020.

RSM are also committed to Anthony Nolan’s recruitment aims, and to date over 120 colleagues have joined the register as potential future lifesavers!

They continue to go over and above in their support, with additional donations such as a generous £50,000 donation to the Azaylia Cain Appeal, and also the match funding (up to £20,000) for the BBC Lifeline Appeal, which aired on Sunday 23 January 2022.

t’s a charity which is close to our hearts, and it’s been fantastic to see our people engage through RSM’s national fundraising initiatives. The work Anthony Nolan does makes such a meaningful difference to ordinary people – I’d encourage everyone to be a potential lifesaver by signing up to the register.

Nick Sladden, Chair of Trustees for RSM UK Foundation

You can read more about RSM UK Foundation’s support to Anthony Nolan in this article.

RSM UK Foundation celebrate winning Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2023 Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards

Overall, this partnership has raised over £1.7million! Thank you, RSM!

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