THE Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the University Hospital for Wales has partnered with supermarket giant Aldi to add some competition to Hallowe'en celebrations.

This week young people from the unit have been decorating and carving pumpkins donated by the supermarket which will be entered into a national competition for the best pumpkin creation.

Six other Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country have also taken part in the competition and Aldi will be selecting the winning pumpkin next week.

Alongside the competition, Aldi has also announced a donation of £100,000 to the charity to help with the ongoing pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.


The money donated by Aldi will help Teenage Cancer Trust continue their vital support for young people with cancer, who are facing more isolation and uncertainty than ever before due to the coronavirus crisis.

This contribution forms part of Aldi’s pledge to raise £10 million for Teenage Cancer Trust by 2027 after partnering with the charity back in 2017.

Managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, Luke Peech said: “We hope everyone has enjoyed taking part in the carving competition and we look forward to judging the final entries next week in search of Britain’s best pumpkin carver.

“The importance of the work Teenage Cancer Trust does for young people cannot be overestimated and we are glad to be able to support them with our ongoing partnership.

"Our latest donation will hopefully offer a little extra support during these difficult times, helping them to continue on with their invaluable work.”

Chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, Kate Collins said: “Aldi’s dedication to young people with cancer is truly extraordinary and we couldn’t be prouder to work in partnership with them.

"After smashing their initial fundraising target of £5m earlier this year the partnership has gone from strength to strength, and we are hugely grateful for this latest contribution.

“In addition to their fantastic fundraising, we’re delighted to be working with Aldi on the Halloween pumpkin carving competition.

"This fun activity will bring some much-needed cheer to young people going through cancer treatment in these challenging times.”

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