London, UK – 23 June 2017 – To mark its 150th anniversary of operating in the UK, BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it is partnering with three charities – Naomi House & Jacksplace, Starlight and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The bank has offered 150 tickets to children and their families and carers to attend the semi-finals of the Aegon championships at The Queen’s Tennis Club.
Anjuli Pandit, Head of UK CSR, BNP Paribas said: “BNP Paribas has been supporting British tennis and the Queen’s tennis tournament since 2009. We hope that all the children, families and carers joining us on Saturday will enjoy a fun and memorable day out at the tennis watching some of the world’s top players. Many thanks to all our charity partners for working with us.”
Antonia Dalmahoy, Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: “We are delighted to be working with BNP Paribas and are very grateful for their generous donation of tickets to the semi-finals at Queens. This is a fantastic opportunity for our young patients and their families and we are sure they are going to have a wonderful time. We look forward to working with BNP Paribas again in the future.”
Jill McDonagh, Corporate Accounts Manager at Naomi House & Jacksplace said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to take a number of Naomi House & Jacksplace families to Queens courtesy of BNP Paribas. Giving families the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation to their own is hugely powerful, and so too is giving them the chance to let their hair down and enjoy themselves. This really is a unique opportunity and we are hugely grateful to the whole team at BNP Paribas for making it possible.”
Sue Wildman, Starlight’s Head of Wish Granting & Children Services, said: “We’re extremely grateful to BNP Paribas for hosting eight Starlight families on semi-finals day of the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club and would like to thank them for their support. Days like today are such a treat for our Starlight children who are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses, giving them a welcome break from hospital and the chance to make happy memories with their families.”
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About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas 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 recently 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.