The Card & Payments Awards has a long history of supporting charities with a charity raffle that takes place during the awards ceremony each year. Past beneficiaries have included NSPCC, Teenage Cancer Trust, Samaritans, Mencap, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Shelter and MS Society. For TCPA 2019, Anthony Nolan is nominated as our charity beneficiary.
Anthony Nolan is a pioneering blood cancer charity. Our stem cell register matches incredible people willing to donate their stem cells, to people with blood cancer and blood disorders. Every year in the UK, 2,000 people need a stem cell transplant to give them a second chance of life.
We recruit people aged 16-30 to their register, and if they come up as a match, we facilitate their donation to a patient in need. Our labs conduct ground-breaking research to help improve outcomes for patients, and our nurses and Patient Services team also support patients and their families before, during and after a transplant.