Fundraising platform, Wonderful.org, has today announced a new partnership with leading Manchester cancer hospital, The Christie.

Wonderful.org is the only fundraising site which ensures charities receive 100 per cent of donations as the philanthropic organisation covers all costs, including card processing fees, through corporate sponsors.

The announcement cements a relationship which will see the leading hospital and research centre take the role of headline charity for Wonderful.org's virtual fundraising event, The Wonderful Week, which will take place 2 – 10 September.

The event will be fronted by Phil and Julie Neville, who will be participating as a family and have pledged to cover a distance of 100 miles.

Anybody can take part, and participants are being urged to clock up the virtual miles whether it be running, cycling, swimming or even walking, all in the name of their chosen charity and under the reassurance that all donations will go directly to the intended cause.

Elizabeth Williams, Fundraising Development Manager at The Christie, comments; "We’re thrilled to partner with Wonderful for this fantastic fundraising event, as part of our quest to continue our expert work in cancer care, research and education.

"We treat more than 44,000 patients each year, with the number continuing to grow – so we are looking forward to receiving 100 per cent of donations made through Wonderful, as every penny really does make a difference."

Founder of Wonderful.org, Kieron James, who will be taking part in the Great North Run to raise money for The Christie Charity said: "We’re looking forward to working with The Christie to launch the Wonderful Week, ensuring all donations raised go directly to the hospital.

"We charge nothing at all, make no deductions from Gift Aid and through the generosity of corporate sponsors, we cover all debit and credit card transaction fees."

Wonderful.org was launched earlier this year as part of a continued crusade by Kieron to make millions more pounds for charities. The platform, which uses the strapline 'Don’t Just Give… Be Wonderful', will also be free from card processing charges as Call Collective, the conferencing company which Kieron founded, will cover the cost. The pledge will allow the first million pounds of charity donations to be processed and paid in full to the charities. After this, transaction fees and all other costs will continue to be met by corporate sponsors.

For further information on Wonderful.org and details on how to set up your own Wonderful Week fundraising page please visit www.wonderfulweek.org.

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The Christie

Originally a 30-bed Manchester hospital in the 1890s, The Christie has grown to become the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe. It is a leading UK centre for clinical cancer trials and other research in partnership with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. The trust works on multiple projects from care giving to treatment technologies, and is currently building what will be one of only two NHS high energy proton beam therapy centres in the UK.