Cancer Research UK is the chosen charity of DVLA for 2023.
To fund their incredible research in the treatment and cure of over 200 different types of cancer, Cancer Research UK relies on public donations. The money raised this year by DVLA staff will support their work in researching new technologies and running life-saving cancer research projects.
The winning charity in the DVLA Charity of Choice campaign is selected by staff members at both the Swansea and Birmingham DVLA locations.
Staff have raised £357,000 for their chosen charities over the last eight years.
This year, Cancer Research UK was voted by DVLA staff as its Charity of Choice and will be participating in numerous fundraising activities and events in their own time this year.
Sophie Busson, Cancer Research UK’s Relationship Manager in Wales, said: “We’re so pleased to have been chosen as DVLA’s Charity of Choice for 2023 and I’m excited to see the impact they will make on our life-saving research.
“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives*, but the good news is more people are now surviving the disease than ever before.
“Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, this is only possible with the dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters like DVLA.”
DVLA Chief Executive, Julie Lennard, said: “Our staff have given so much of their own time over the years to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity and I’m looking forward to seeing the range of activities they come up with to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the charity that staff have chosen to support this year.”