In our countdown to Christmas 2017, we took some time to reflect on how our partnership with the Rank Group supports carers across the UK. We highlighted different stories every day.

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Rank Champion Charlotte Allan

Our partnership with the Rank Group  wouldn’t be the success it is without the support of Rank Champions – dedicated employees who volunteer their time to lead on fundraising activities. Every year, Rank and Carers Trust celebrate Rank champions by holding an awards ceremony.

I am so surprised, I’m sure lots of other people do more than me but it certainly is an honour to win. Caring is very close to my heart, as a family we all cared for my aunt before she passed away so the charity really resonates with me. Our inter-club football tournament was such a success last year that we are planning another one this year but this time we are taking on Gala! I love the team spirit and the way that all the staff and customers get involved, we have such fun and we raise lots of money into the bargain.”

Charlotte from Mecca Romford who won a Regional Award for the South East

For the past couple of years, Charlotte helped organise a football tournament to raise funds for carers. This year, Mecca Romford raised over £4,000 – over 180% of their 2017 fundraising target.

See the other ways that our partnership with the Rank Group has been supporting carers in our countdown to Christmas 2017.