The Cardinal Hume Centre was delighted to be selected in December as BNP Paribas’ chosen charity for its Christmas Raffle.
The raffle saw employees from across the business selling tickets over a two week period, with adverts for the raffle displayed on huge screens at their London Head Offices. In total, a whopping 3,600 tickets were bought by employees, who were in with the chance of winning over 20 fantastic prizes – including a tablet, a year’s gym membership and afternoon tea at The Ritz.
“The efforts of the BNP Paribas volunteers who sold tickets, all the work of the CSR team who organised the raffle and everyone who bought a ticket was amazing and we’re so very grateful” says Chief Exec George O’Neill. “The money will make a real difference to our work with homeless young people and families in need. Christmas is often a difficult time for those we support. It’s wonderful when businesses like BNP Paribas take the time to help us help them.”
BNP Paribas have worked in close partnership with the Cardinal Hume Centre for over two years. Tracey Fuller, UK Head of CSR at BNP Paribas, says “Cardinal Hume do invaluable work in our local community, contributing to no less than six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our employees were so proud to be able to support an organisation making such an incredible difference to our neighbours in Westminster.”
The BNP Paribas raffle raised an amazing £9,000, with BNP Paribas generously matching the money raised, making a total donation of £18,000 to support our work helping people facing poverty and homelessness. We would like to give huge thanks to BNP Paribas for supporting us through this fantastic initiative and look forward to seeing what our partnership brings in 2020!