London, UK – 22 June 2018 – BNP Paribas today announces it is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) with the ‘Aces From The Heart’ initiative at this year’s Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club.
Aces From The Heart is a BNP Paribas group led programme to support children in hospital. For every ace served on Centre Court throughout the tennis tournament, BNP Paribas in the UK is donating £50 to GOSH Charity to help fund specialist equipment for the hospital’s surgical theatres.
Anne Marie Verstraeten, UK Country Head, BNP Paribas said:
“‘Aces From The Heart’ is born from BNP Paribas’ passion for tennis as well as our commitment to make a positive impact on society. We are pleased to be supporting GOSH Charity this year and are looking forward to welcoming GOSH families to enjoy what we hope will be a fun and memorable day at the tennis on Saturday.”
Amit Aggarwal, Director of Corporate Partnerships at GOSH Charity added:
“We’re incredibly grateful for BNP Paribas’ support at the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club. Aces From The Heart will make a real difference to the lives of young patients by funding new specialist surgical equipment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
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About Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children, the best chance for life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit www.gosh.org
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas UK CSR
Launched in September 2015 by the UN, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty by 2030 while protecting our planet’s environment. As a global company and Bank, BNP Paribas has a key role to play in this collective effort. The bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach allows it to take part in building a sustainable future while promoting the Group’s performance and stability. BNP Paribas Group has committed to becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2017, and has also allocated €15 billion by 2020 to renewable energy financing.
BNP Paribas UK has launched a ‘What’s my Impact’ initiative. This is an engagement and awareness programme linked to the UN SDGs, and highlights how the bank, and its employees can help to achieve the SDGs.
About BNP Paribas Tennis
As one of the world’s leading banking and financial services groups, BNP Paribas is proud to be an Official Sponsor of British Tennis. Throughout the world, for over 40 years, the bank has come to support tennis at all levels. From Grand Slams and International team events through to wheelchair tennis and grass roots, BNP Paribas has built up an association with tennis that embodies its own values of commitment, ambition and responsiveness.
BNP Paribas provides support to tennis across the United Kingdom through sponsorship of the Lawn Tennis Association.