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Brain tumour charity set to receive £5k from The Cadbury Foundation

Press release   •   Apr 16, 2019 10:19 BST

The Brain Tumour Charity is set to receive £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

Farnborough-based The Brain Tumour Charity has been hand-selected by employees at Mondelēz International in Uxbridge to receive a donation of £5,000.

The global cause is committed to furthering treatments and progressing research into finding cures, and has been granted the substantial figure thanks to The Cadbury Foundation, as part its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

The Brain Tumour Charity relies solely on donations and fundraising in order to affect change in an area of cancer treatment where survival rates are not growing as rapidly as elsewhere. As well as research into cures, it focuses on support for those recently diagnosed, and helps patients through their treatment.

Each year, all Mondelēz International UK employees are invited to nominate wellbeing-related charities or projects close to their hearts, with the final shortlisted charities up for vote amongst fellow colleagues.

The Uxbridge site nominated The Brain Tumour Charity having seen the incredible work it does first-hand, following the diagnosis of colleague, Rebecca Newton, in 2017. Following surgery, and support from the charity, Rebecca is now back at work full time having successfully finished treatment.

Commenting on the donation, Rebecca said: “I am truly proud to work for Mondelēz International, they have supported me every step of the way.

“This donation from The Cadbury Foundation is giving me the chance to make a difference, and I am so grateful to my colleagues for making this significant donation possible. A cure can’t wait, and with this donation we can take a step closer to it.”

The Cadbury Foundation was set up in 1935 in recognition of Richard and George Cadbury and their investment in the welfare of their employees and the local community.

Katie Mosses, corporate partnerships manager at The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are hugely grateful for all the support that Mondelēz International have given in raising vital funds towards research into brain tumours.

“We are committed to funding research that will increase survival and we will take every step necessary to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by brain tumours.”

Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International said: “We are extremely proud to be able to support the charities that are important to our employees through our ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

“Rebecca’s journey has been inspirational to see, and everyone at Mondelēz International is thrilled to be able to help such a personal, and worthwhile charity.”

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About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2018 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.

About The Cadbury Foundation

The Cadbury Foundation was founded in 1935 in recognition of our company founders’ investment in the welfare of their employees and communities. Today, the Foundation’s ethos acknowledges this heritage, supporting community programmes and charity partners with a focus on wellbeing, skills and the passions of our colleagues.